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YOUTH WANTS TO KNOW 
By Avis Swiger 



"In unity there is strength," or "In numbers there is 
safety*' are expressions that are frequently used. They 
are true and worth-while in some instances, but in 
other circumstances they are very misleading. I am 
thinking of some of the practices among our youth 
that are becoming more general; and yet, they do not 
have the approval of our church or the governing body 
of our church. Yet, because many are doing these 
things the opinion is that that makes it right. 

Two problems have recently been brought to my at- 
tention by letters from the field. I have written per- 
sonal letters in answer to these inquiries, but I would 
like to call your attention to them, also; and maybe 
you can help us understand and solve them. 

The first one deals with short hair as worn by our 
ladies. Our Minutes say, "That the bobbing of hair of 
our female members be discontinued — if after suffi- 
cient warning they disregard the advice given, they 
should be dealt with — ." This has not been changed in 
our Minutes but is not being adhered to by many. The 
question is asked, "Why?" I don't have the answer, 
except, that I am convinced while it is a part of our 
teaching we are doing wrong to disregard it. 

The second problem concerns our high school stu- 
dents, especially. Should the boys play football, the girls 
play in the band or cheer? If these things are per- 
missable, then is it proper for all of the church youth 
to attend the games? Can the church program be 
worked out so as not to conflict with these activities? 
If it can't, your church will suffer for they will choose 
the games, once the way has been opened for them 
to go. 

2 Corinthians 6:17 might help you to come to some 
conclusions for yourself concerning these questions. I 
consider these two problems as questionable things, 
things which you must decide for yourself. Much of 
your usefulness to God and the church in later years 
will be determined by what you decide now about 
"questionable things." 



7Ail4lfeHTED 



PEN PALS: 



Mr Russell Leon Coyne (21 1 

Route No. 2 

Pierce City, Missouri 

Miss Patricia Ann Blxler (17) 
P. O. Box 177 
Benton, Illinois 

Miss Frances Sims (16) 
R.F.D. No. 4 
Eilzabethton. Tennessee 

Miss Bernlce Swafford 
Route No. 1 
Blrchwood. Tennessee 

Pvt. Leonard R. Marine (18) 

R.A. 14742982 

25-SC-BN Cable Const. 

APO 227 

New York, New York 

W. Edward Hunt 
Box 213. Alsop Street 
Enfield. North Carolina 

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Pvt. Leonard Carter (19) 

R.A. 14764008 

Co. D 9th BN 

1st Platoon 

Fort Jackson. S. C. 



Frances Cutler (43) 

745 Buchanan Drive, Apt. A 

Columbus, Ohio 

Miss Dorothy Claunch (33) 
Iowa Street 
Cambria, Illinois 

Mrs. Opal Adklns (42) 
808 South Moore Street 
West Frankfort, Illinois 

Mrs. N. C. Burke 

2031 B, Pahelwan Building, 

1st Floor 
Near Taraporwala Block, 

Khanpur 
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State) India 
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Vol. 33, No. 1 
JANUARY, 1962 



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Lewis J. Willis 
Jonathan West 
Mono Gay 



Kay Boyle 

Eino H. Johnson 

Grace V. Watkins 

Mrs. Brady Dennis 

Julia R. Davis 

Katherine Bevis 
Hugh D. Johnson 

Dr. Clate A. Risley 

Mont Hurst 

L. L. Wightman 

C. S. Stewart 



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Contents 

Try Again 

Trust and Obey 

Because Christ Came 

The New Year, 

The Outreach of Hope 

Into the Future! 

Are You a Menace 

to Drivers? 

You and Exams Can Be 

on Better Terms 

Boy To Be Seen — But Not 

To Be Heard 

The Sunday School 

Scrapbook 

The Smallest Church 

in the World 

1 6 Years on Wood 

Building Tomorrow's 

Sunday Schools 

Are You Sold on It? 

The "Christian Teacher" 

Art 

Children's Church 

Variety 

Sunday School and 

Youth Work Statistics 

Cover 

Staff 

Lewis J. Willis Editor 
Charles W. Conn Editor-in-Chief 
Chloe S. Stewart Art Direction 
Walter Ambrose 
Joyce McKinney Research 
Betty Martin 
H. Bernard Dixon Circulation Director 
E. C. Thomas Publisher 

Contributing Editors 

Cecil B. Knight O. W. Polen 
Bernice Woodard Avis Swiger 

Duby Boyd Robert E. Stevens 
Donald S. Aultman J. Martin Baldree, Jr. 

Foreign Correspondents 

Bobbie Mae Lauster Gsrmany 

Margaret Gaines Saar 

L. E. Heil Japan 

Wayne C. McAfee Brazil 

Dora Myers India 

M. G. McLuhan South Africa 



National Youth Board 

Ralph E. Day Wallace C. Swilley, Jr. 
Paul Henson Hoi I is L. Green 
Clyne W. Buxton 

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EDITORIAL 



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So often we hear a lament from others or feel it in our own heart. The unknown writer de- 
scribed it. "I wish that there were some wonderful place called the Land of Beginning Again, 
where all our mistakes and all our heartaches and all our poor, selfish griefs could be 
dropped like a shabby old coat at the door, and never be put on again." 
Because of this emotion, the New Year holds strange fascination for many of us. We see it 
as a new gift of time, clean and wholesome, unspoiled by fault or failure. It beckons us to try again. 
Stretching before us, it becomes an invitation to an adventure where unfulfilled dreams 
are to be pursued and perhaps realized. To a degree, it is, in miniature, an op- 
portunity to live our life over again. 
Someone has illustrated it well with the following story. "He came to my desk with quiver- 
ing lips, his lesson was done: 'Have you a new leaf for me, dear teacher? I have spoiled 
this one.' I took his leaf all soiled and blotted, and gave him a new one, all un- 
spotted; and into his childish heart smiled: 'Do better now, my child.' 
"I went to the throne; the year was done: 'Have you a New Year for me, dear Father? I hive 
spoiled this one.' He took my year all soiled and blotted, and gave me a New 
Year, all unspotted, and into my tired heart smiled: 'Do better now, my child.' " 
Emerging from the bosom of eternity, the New Year is a gift of God to be lived according to the 
volition of man. God expects us to do better with our opportunities now than we have done 
earlier. We know something of the difficulties to be encountered. We also know our personal capabilities 

better. By applying our best efforts toward success all of the time we can 
scarcely avoid achieving it. The New Year, then, is the time to try again. 
Greer Garson is credited with these words. "Let us resolve to be thankful for each hour of 
living and to remember that the destinies of the world are not entirely in the hands of the great 
leaders — political, religious, and military — great inventors, scientists and industrialists. History is shaped 
not only by great events, invasions, revolutions, treaties and statues, but by the cumula- 
tive, inevitable effect of the thought, work, and behaviour of each ordinary individual every 
ordinary day." You should realize, therefore, that the disposition you personally take 
toward life this next year will determine not only your own happiness but will affect that of others. 
While I am not an advocate of elaborate resolutions each year, I do feel one should adopt 
some basic rules of conduct. The list of resolutions fashioned by Jonathan Edwards would 

BY LEWIS J. WILL-IS „ n 7™ t0 f^ " W«l^* *t»y. He said: 

Resolved to live with all my might while I do live. 

"Resolved, never to lose one moment of time, to improve it in the most profitable way I can. 

"Resolved, never to do anything which I should despise or think meanly of in another. 

"Resolved, never to do anything out of revenge. 

"Resolved, never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life." 

If these principles become the rule for your life this New Year, you will be glad you have decided 

to make this a completely new effort toward happiness. Perhaps there is only one other 

word of advice. It is depicted in the words of the man at the gate of the New Year. He was 

asked, "Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown," and he replied: 

"Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall 

be to you better than a light and safer than a known way." 




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PART ONE 



3 TALL, dark-haired Dan 
^1 Gross swung along the ru- 
— • -/ \T ral highway that fine 
Lord's Day morning, he could see 
his destination across the fields — 
the Cross Roads Church, set in a 
grove of great oaks and gleamingly 
attractive in its coat of fresh white 
paint. Cars were already parked on 
the big lot behind the building, and 
other vehicles were coming from 
several directions with their loads 
of folks who, like Dan, were bound 
for a place they had long since 
learned to love and revere. 

To Dan Gross, the old church 
was much more than the place he 
had gone to Sunday school and 
church and accepted the Lord Je- 
sus as his Saviour, when still 
young. It was where his beloved 
father had preached the gospel and 
labored so faithfully through the 
years, saving souls for the Master, 
ministering to the sick and sor- 
rowing, helping the needy, presid- 
ing over church meetings, and do- 
ing all for his great love of the 
Lord. When not fully occupied for 
the Lord, he had tilled his farm to 
help provide a living for his fam- 



ily — until the Lord called him to 
the better land from which none 
return. 

The passing of Jeremiah Gross 
had created a great void in the 
life of the community as well as 
the church, and the funeral had 
been largely attended. It was a sad 
hour for Dan and his sister Lydia 
who loved their father devotedly. 

Now as he hurried to the church, 
Dan could see the still-fresh grave 
near the center of the cemetery. 
The sight brought tender stirrings 
of his spirit — and a renewal of the 
problem which for days had been 
causing mental and spiritual tur- 
moil. 

Alone on the highway, Dan 
slowed his pace and prayed aloud, 
"Oh, Lord, Thou know est my 
heart's desire. I want to keep the 
faith with Dad! I want to help 
with Thy work in every way I can. 
But, Lord, isn't there some other 
way I can serve Thee now? Thou 
knowest how inadequate I am for 
this task! I don't see how, dear 
Lord, I can do it one more time! 
Lord, won't you please speak to 
Mr. Clemson just now and get me 




"I'll be offering a little prayer for you this morning" 



out of this — mess?" The word had 
slipped out. Dan felt instantly re- 
gretful because it sounded irrever- 
ent. But it was expressive, and he 
hoped the Lord would understand. 
He uttered a rather hasty, "Amen" 
as a car approached from behind 
him. Dan turned — and momen- 
tarily forgot his troubles, the 
"mess" that lay ahead, and every- 
thing else excepting Sally Clem- 
son's smile, as she stopped and 
called out : 

"How about a lift, Dan? You're 
late now, young fellow!" 

"Thanks a million, Sally!" he said, 
hopping into the snappy roadster. 
"But as for being late, I don't care 
if I never get — Oh, what am I 
saying? Well, thanks a lot for the 
lift. And how are you this fine 
morning?" 

"Scrumptious ! " laughed Sally, 
sending the car forward. "I mean 
— very well, thank you," she gig- 
gled. "This wonderful weather 
makes me feel like singing, shout- 
ing, or something like that. I sup- 
pose it's just so great to be alive." 

"I'm glad you feel that way, Sal- 
ly," Dan said, gloomily. "As for 
myself, I'm not certain I'll be glad 
in the place I'm going. Teaching 
those junior boys is something I 
just can't enjoy much. How I do 
wish Mr. Jennings would soon be 
well enough to take over!" 

"Oh!" There was a lot of mean- 
ing in Sally's brief exclamation. She 
had a way of saying much with 
few words, as Dan had learned. 
Surprise, sympathy, and encour- 
agement were all bound together in 
that little "Oh!" Later, as she care- 
fully backed into a parking space, 
Sally added: "Look, Dan / knoic 
you're going to make a good teach- 
er for those boys. Honestly, you 
are! Daddy keeps saying he's so 
thankful you're around. He de- 
clares you're doing just heaps bet- 
ter with them than anyone else 
he's ever tried. So there!" 



BY JONATHAN WEST 



"Thanks, Sally, but I'm afraid 
your father — " 

Sally stepped nimbly out of the 
car and shook a shapely finger at 
Dan. "You're not afraid, Dan 
Gross! Now get in there and pitch!" 
She came closer and lowered her 
voice. "Trust and obey — it's the 
only way to work for the Lord, 
Dan. And remember — I'll be offer- 
ing a little prayer for you this 
morning." 

With a wave she vanished into 
the primary department where she 
served as pianist and also taught 
a dozen lively little girls. Some 
girl that Sally Clemson! 

WITH EVEN more tur- 
bulent emotions, Dan entered the 
church sanctuary and sat with his 
class. He was glad the boys were 
fairly well behaved during the 
opening exercises. Perhaps this was 
because the superintendent, Sally's 
father, was so interesting — just 
like his daughter, Dan decided with 
a small thrill. 

Still dreading the ordeal, Dan 
led his boys to their classroom in 
the church basement. Actually, 
things hadn't gone too terribly on 
the past two Sundays — as he now 
had to admit. Perhaps it was only 
his inferiority complex. Maybe he 
only thought that h e couldn't 
teach those boys. And it could be 
that pretty Sally was correct. So he 
wouldn't be afraid today. He'd go 
through with this. He was no quit- 
ter! And besides, there was the 
promise made to his dad, the eve- 
ning he went home to be with 
Jesus. 

The arrangement of the room 
troubled Dan. As many large rural 
churches, the classes were divided 
only by thick curtains, hung from 
rods overhead. Visibility was cut 
down, but noise wasn't. And some 
of the sounds coming from Class 
Eleven's section weren't too sooth- 
ing! 

The first Sunday, Dan had been 



"new" to the boys. They had felt 
a bit strange, and seemingly were 
well-behaved. But they were busy 
sizing up the new teacher. Of 
course they knew who Dan Gross 
was — the preacher's boy. But he 
had been away to school. And as 
yet they hadn't decided just how 
far they could safely go. 

But those boys had a "record" 
which they didn't intend to have 
broken. They were fond of Mr. 
Jennings and wanted him back. In 
the meantime, "making it lively" 
for substitute teachers, and keep- 
ing record of how many substitutes 
they could wear out, had become 
an interesting pastime. To date, 
their batting average was high. 
This fellow Dan Gross was the first 
one, actually, who had stayed on 
longer than two Sundays. And now 
it was high time for him to be 
benched. They'd just have to put 
their system to work! 

Plenty of diverting noise was 
their chief weapon. But Dan de- 
termined not to pay attention to 
that; he merely raised his strong 
voice. And he had carefully pre- 
pared his lesson. He had a mes- 
sage and hoped the boys might get 
it, if he could make them pay at- 
tention. 

It was tough going. Several times 
Dan nearly ran out of material, 
and a riot threatened. But at long 
last came the welcome sound of 
the bell. 

With a sigh, Dan dropped into 
the pew with his mother and Lydia. 
He felt discouraged. Teaching 
wasn't going well. Those boys, 
particularly Ted and Jim, were de- 
termined to make things hard. 
He'd have to check with the hos- 
pital and see when Mr. Jennings 
would be returning. 

Dan's pessimistic reflections 
evaporated the moment the choir 
filed into their places back of the 
pulpit. Sally, leading the sopranos, 
sat in the front row. Dan's heart 



gave a little flip-flop. How lovely 
she was . . . and how well she sang 
since returning from her second 
year in college! Next winter, Dan 
decided, he'd try to squeeze some 
vocal lessons into his program; per- 
haps he could join the Choir, 
too. And take Sally home from re- 
hearsal each week. 

Sally's words recurred: "I'll be 
offering a little prayer for you." 
Wonderful. He had a feeling God 
would hear pretty Sally's prayers. 
Why, then, should he feel so dis- 
couraged? Perhaps he hadn't given 
God a chance to answer! 

The sermon was interesting. But 
Dan kept thinking mostly about 
his job and how to make good. He 
must do it! For Dad's sake — and 
Sally's sake. And for God most of 
all. God wanted him to do it, evi- 
dently; otherwise, he'd not be in 
this situation. Well, he'd try — hard. 

Disturbing news 

reached Dan two days later, how- 
ever. It came via Sally Clemson's 
young brother Sam. Sam was 
watching cattle along Crystal Creek, 
when he hailed Dan as the latter 
chugged up a field road on the 
big tractor on his way to the North 
Forty. 

Dan climbed down from the 
tractor and flung himself on the 
grass with Sam. "How's tricks?" he 
greeted. "How's everything at your 
house?" He wanted to ask, "How's 
Sally?" 

Sam's brown eyes sparkled with 
mischief. "Sis is O.K." He chewed 
a blade of grass carelessly. "So's 
Mom. But Dad's worried. That old 
Miss Sharpson is always com- 
plainin' 'bout something." 

Dan sat up suddenly. As he real- 
ized, Miss Sharpson taught inter- 
mediate girls in the classroom next 
to his own. "What's wrong, Sam?" 

Sam hesitated. "If you promise 
not to go tell Sis, I'll give you the 

(Continued on page 24) 






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Devaney 



.^HRISTMAS WAS OVER. The gay holiday sea- 

f son was just a memory now, as I tried to get 

V^ the tree down. While salvaging the ornaments 
and various decorations to store them in the attic for 
use another holy season, there was time for searching 
meditation upon this bright new year. 

The beautiful Christmas carols still rang in my ears 
as I worked away at my job of dismanteling the tree. 
"Hark the herald angels sing, glory to the newborn 
King ..." I heard myself singing aloud. Then for a 
moment I paused speaking the words that had been 
haunting me all morning, "What if He had not come?" 

I thought of a statement made by Henry Roger: "I 
would not care to live in a world where Christ had not 
lived." How dark this world would be; what a weary 
place in which to live if Christ had not come! 

Again, I thought of a book that I had read, entitled, 
The Eclipse of Faith, which Henry Roger had written. 
In it he imagined that a mighty hand had destroyed 
every trace of the influence of Jesus as one would take 
an eraser and wipe out the writings on a blackboard. 

With this in mind, he took down his law books and 
found sentences deleted, paragraphs gone, and entire 
chapters blank. Much alarmed, he turned his mind to 
the histories of art, and in his imagination, visited the 
great art galleries. Where masterpieces had been, such 
as Sistme Madonna, by Raphael; Ecco Homo, by Guido 
Reni; Prodigal Son, by Rembrandt; and thousands of 
others, there was nothing but empty frames, because 
Jesus had not come to inspire these master artists. 

With his heart crushed and his soul despairing, the 
writer turned to literature and the books containing 
the great poems of Dante, Milton, Tennyson, Wads- 
worth, and Browning were nothing but blank pages 
with only numbers at the top of each page. 



HAVING LOVED architecture for a long 
time, his thoughts flew to St. Peter of Rome, to Milan, 
to Cologne, and to Westminster Abbey, and behold, 
nothing remained but great cellars. For when the cross 
went, the cathedrals fashioned in the form of cross 
perished, too. 

Realizing that if Christ had not come all the best 
and noblest in our civilization would never have been, 
he buried his face in his hands and cried out, "I 
would not care to live in a world where Christ had 
not lived." 

Musing upon these thoughts caused that beautiful 
old Christmas carol, loved by all to begin ringing in 
my ears until I felt I must sing it aloud: "Silent Night, 
Holy Night." Oh, what would this world have been 
without that "Silent Night, Holy Night" of those nearly 
two thousand years ago? 

We take many things in life for granted, and often 
fail to see what blessings Christ has bestowed upon us. 
Blessings we would not have, if Christ had not come. 

Life, with all its greatest joys and pleasures missing 
and its greatest ideals and aspirations never known, 
would have become an intolerable burden, if Christ 
had not lived in this world. 

But praise be to Him, He has come and left the 
New Testament, which contains a message for every 
heart. To the sinner He says, "Come unto me, . . . and 
I will give you rest." To the doubter He says, "Christ 
is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that you 
can ask or think." To the sick, the poor, and the needy, 
He says: "Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe 
in God, believe also in me." 

Christ has come! And He has brought light into a 
dark world for you and for me. 





By Kay Boyle 



1 HAPPY NEW YEAR." It does have a pleasant 
sound. The year feels so fresh and fine that we 
rush into it like schoolboys — after a spell of 
holidays — and expect so much of it, magnetized some- 
how by the idea of beginning anew. 

We speak of the "New Year's Day" as if it were 
peculiarly new. Of course every day on which the sun 
rises is new, and fresh, and beautiful. God's love is 
"new every morning." Any day, you can make a fresh 
start with the Saviour. This is the good news that we 
need to spread far and wide among our friends. 
In Psalm 118:24 occur these words: "This is the day 



which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad 
in it." 

F. W. Boreham was once conducting an anniversary 
service in a Surrey village and was entertained by the 
widow of a former minister. He was given the room she 
usually occupied. In the morning when he pulled up 
the blind he found cut into the window pane these 
words: "This is the day." He asked his hostess its 
meaning and she told how in her younger days she 

THE OUTREACH OF HOPE INTO THE FUTURE 



was a great worrier, afraid of what would happen on 
the morrow. One day she was particularly upset and 
reading her Bible she came to Psalm 118:24, "This is 
the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice 
and be glad in it." She found that it applied to any and 
every day, so she cut it into the glass that she might 
never forget it. 

We MAY NOT be so credulous concerning 
the new year as we were in youth, but we should not 
grow so skeptical that our hearts fail to throb a little 
faster at the salutation, "A Happy New Year." 

For praise be to God, along with this new year we 
shall have, as always, the outreach of hope into the 
future. This hope acts as a mental anchor to pull us 
toward our longed-for goals. 1962 will not be a new 
year because of what it brings to us, but it may be a 
new year because of what we bring to it. 

After taking stock — honest stock — it is then time to 
lay out the strategy for the coming days. In a prayerful 
spirit, and with an eager desire to know and to do the 
will of God, we should determine, without taking in 
too much territory, the general principles upon which 
we intend to conduct our lives in this new year. 

Like Paul, may we forget the things which are be- 
hind and press forward; like David, may we lift up 
our eyes unto the hills from whence cometh our help: 
like Moses, choose rather to suffer than to enjoy the 
pleasures of sin for a season; like Enoch, walk in daily 
fellowship with our heavenly Father; like Abraham, 
trust implicitly in our God; like Daniel, commune with 
our God at all times; like Job, be patient; like Caleb 
and Joshua, refuse to be discouraged because of su- 
perior numbers; like Gideon, advance even though our 
friends be few; like Isaiah, consecrate ourself to do 
God's work; like Andrew, strive to lead our brother to 
Christ; like John, lean upon the bosom of the Master, 
and imbibe of His Spirit; and like Stephen, manifest 
a forgiving spirit toward all who might seek our hurt. 
Such is the spirit needed now for this new year. 

"A HAPPY NEW YEAR!" How pleasant it sounds. 
May it carry with it a prayer for all mankind that 
this will be a year of grace and mercy, a year of trust- 
ing in God for all of our needs, and, above all else, a 
year of service for the Master. 



A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! 




Are You a 
Menace 



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rivers*' 




By Eino H. Johnson 



ASTER, EDDIE, faster!" 
r - Joan laughed excitedly. "I 
love to ride real fast." 

Eddie glanced at the speedometer. 
"I can't, Joan. My dad said not to 
drive over fifty, and I'm doing 
fifty now." 

"Oh, don't be such a spoil-sport," 
Joan retorted petulantly. "I thought 
we were out to have some fun." 
She stared sulkily out of the side 
window of the automobile. 

Eddie glanced quickly at her, 
then spoke placatingly: 

"Aw, Joan, don't be like that. I 
promised my dad I'd drive care- 
fully. Besides, it isn't Christian to 
show-off." 

For a moment Joan held her- 
self rigid. Then she moved close 
to Eddie. Teasingly she pinched the 
lobe of his ear. The gesture startled 
Eddie, and he involuntarily jerked 
his head aside. As he did so, the car 
swerved over the center line. 

Joan screamed shrilly. 

Eddie saw a huge track coming 
toward him, and he fought franti- 
cally to swing the car out of its 
path. An instant later the truck 



shot past them, missing the car 
by a few scant inches. 

"Whee-ew," Eddie murmured 
shakily. "That was close!" 

There was a roadside picnic area 
a short distance down the highway, 
and Eddie drove to it and parked. 
A wall of silence built up between 
Joan and himself, and for several 
minutes neither of them broke it. 
Finally Eddie looked at Joan. She 
was trembling uncontrollably. 

"It's all right now, Joan," Eddie 
comforted. "We're safe, and we can 
thank God for it." 

Joan reacted hysterically. 

"All right?" she sobbed. "You al- 
most got me killed, and you say 
it's all right. Well, I'll never take 
a ride with you again. You don't 
even know how to drive!" 

Eddie was taken back. He stared 
at her, feeling hurt and indignant. 
"Now wait a minute, Joan. You're 
partly to blame too, you know. It's 
riders like you who cause drivers 
to have accidents." 

"So now it's the passengers who 
cause automobile accidents!" 

"Sometimes it is," Eddie told her. 
"They're at least partly to blame 
for many of the accidents that 
happen." 

Eddie was right, of 

course. Irresponsible drivers cause 
many automobile accidents, and 
irresponsible passengers also con- 
tribute to many of these accidents. 
If these passengers would become 
more safety-conscious while en- 
trusting their lives to the driver of 
an automobile, the appalling num- 
ber of traffic accidents that occur 
each year would be greatly re- 
duced. 

The National Safety Council cites 
speed as one of the chief causes 
for traffic accidents among teen- 
agers. True, not all teen-aged driv- 
ers drive too fast. But because 
many of them do, and because of 
the risks involved in excessive 
speeding, most insurance compa- 
nies have found it necessary to 
boost their prices on car insurance 
for teen-aged drivers. In other 
words, the irresponsible show-offs 
have made driving more expensive 
for themselves and all other teen- 
agers. 

As a Christian passenger in an 



automobile, you can do much to 
promote safe driving. When nec- 
essary, remind the driver that your 
safety is largely dependent on the 
manner in which he drives, and 
if he has any respect for you and 
God he will drive carefully. If you 
are a girl riding with a boy, don't 
sit too close to him, for doing so 
will hamper his freedom of move- 
ment in driving. 

When a group of friends want 
you to go riding with them, refuse 
to go if there are more than one 
or two passengers in the front 
seat. Crowding too many passen- 
gers into a car beside the driver 
will limit the scope of the driver's 
visibility and will seriously reduce 
his freedom of movement. This, in 
turn, will dangerously restrict his 
ability to cope with a difficult traf- 
fic situation should one suddenly 
confront him. 

Recently, the daughter of my 
neighbor was hurt in a one-car 
accident while riding with a boy- 
friend. God spared her and the boy 
serious injury, but they did require 
several days of painful hospitaliza- 
tion. 

"They got to arguing because 
Nancy told her boy-friend to stop 
driving like a show-off," the neigh- 
bor explained. "Jerry became an- 
gry and began speeding to frighten 
her. That's why he failed to nego- 
tiate that curve and ended up in 
the ditch." 

Nancy learned the hard way 
that it isn't safe to argue with 
somebody who is driving a car. She 
may have won the argument, but 
could have lost her life, for an 
angry driver is usually a reckless 
and dangerous one. Nancy should 
have had an understanding with 
Jerry before she ever went riding 
with him. 

If the driver of a car you are 
riding in wants to race with anoth- 
er driver, don't let him do it. Tell 
him there are race tracks for auto- 
racing, and that highways are no 
place for such sport. 

Never ride with a driver who is 
too sleepy. And, needless to say, no 
intelligent person will ride with a 
driver who has indulged in liquor. 

Don't be afraid that you will be 
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8 



You and Exams Can Be on Better Terms 



fi i f HEN EXAMS are just 
\ Jl 1 aroun< * the corner, do you 
1/1/ go into mental and emo- 
tional tailspins? Would you like to 
change all that, to learn secrets 
for being cool, calm, and collected 
when exams are approaching, also 
while writing exams? Then this is 
for you. 

First off, let's talk about the "be- 
forehand" of exams. As our friends 
the psychologists remind us, the 
emotional set with which a person 
approaches a situation makes a 
big difference in performance. Do 
you tell yourself for days before 
an exam that it's going to be simply 
horrible, that you will probably 
make a mess of the exam, that 
you're going to feel terrified, and 
that the teacher is a mean old 
tyrant? 

If you do, wouldn't it be smart 
to change, to use that energy in 
constructive ways? Here are some 
suggestions: make a memo of what 
exams can do to help you. Try to 
feel really happy about the bene- 
fits of exams. Yes, yes, you say, the 
old bromide about "thorough re- 
view." There are lots of other bene- 
fits: list ways exam experiences 
can help you for later life: win- 
ning the fear-and- dread battle 
with exams can help you win larg- 
er victories later. Learning to be 
calm, to stem the tide can be a way 
of witnessing for your Christian 
faith. Now see if you can think 
up two other benefits. 

If you've been thinking of the 
teacher as a spiteful ogre, ponder 
this: teachers don't like exams any 
more than students do. Hours spent 
making out questions, time spent 
giving exams, hours required for 
checking and grading, recording 
grades, etc. See? You and the 
teacher are on the same side of 
the fence. 

After you get your paper back, 
wouldn't it be smart to ask your 
teacher to help you size up your 
weak spots? Nine teachers out of 
ten want to help students in every 



way they can. (It's probably near- 
er ninety-nine out of one hundred.) 
Teachers want to help their stu- 
dents learn, grow, and prepare for 
a happier, richer, more fruitful life. 

Did you know that 

many teachers pore over exam re- 
sults and improve courses for the 
next year on the basis of what they 
find out? Maybe your performance 
on the exam will help your teacher 
help someone else. 

What are the smart ways to 
prepare ahead of time, so exams 
won't seem as rough? One secret is 
to take short reviews as you go 
along. If chapter six is a "toughie," 
mark it with red; then every few 
days take a quick review of that 
chapter. Or each time you study, 
before you do a new assignment, go 
into a brief survey of one hard 
chapter in review. As you move 
along through the course, notice 
what points the teacher stresses 
and make memos on those. 

"How to study" would rate a 
whole book. But, in general, "A" 
students recommend studying alone 
(though getting tips from top 
students now and then is fine); 
studying in a quiet place, studying 
when you are well rested; alter- 
nating periods of study with a few 
minutes of fresh air and exercise. 

Most school libraries have pam- 
phlets or books on studying, re- 
viewing, preparing for exams, and 
etc. Your teachers or your school 
librarian will help you obtain these. 

Review is an awful bore! Of 
course it is if you tell yourself this 
as you begin. But expect it to be 
interesting, and it will be. Take 
good care of your eyes, study with 
a good light, and help keep those 
mental cylinders working briskly. 
You will need plenty of sleep and 
good food. Good posture is another 
"pepper upper." 

And, while you're reviewing, use 
the times of pause and relaxation 
for saying a short prayer, or quoting 
Bible verses such as "I can do all 
things through Christ which 



By Grace V. Watkins 

strengthened me" or "The Lord 
is the strength of my life." 

T HE DAY OF the exam? 
Well, the Janes and Jims who go 
to Room 204 well rested and well 
fortified with a good meal, who 
get there a few minutes early, have 
an edge over those who dash in 
madly, with a background of five 
hours sleep the night before, and 
a snack of one candy bar plus one 
coke in the immediate past. 

Checking to be sure you have 
any needed supplies is another con- 
tribution to your peace of mind. 

The questions are handed out. 
You turn the sheet over. What 
next? Relaxing for a few seconds, 
helps. Tell yourself, "I am perfect- 
ly calm." Then pray something like 
this, "Lord, thank You that I'm 
calm, that I'm going to do a good 
job, that there's nothing to fear, 
that You're right here with me 
every minute." 

So to the questions. If the exam 
is an objective one (true-false, mul- 
tiple-choice, etc.) start in reading 
instructions carefully, be sure you 
understand exactly what to do, 
then begin marking. 

If the exam calls for essay ques- 
tions, it's smart to take a long- 
range view — go through the ques- 
tions, estimate your time, plan ac- 
cordingly. 

Work steadily! Of course, But 
not frantically. Some girls and fel- 

(Continued on page 21) 






T^ e^ SEEN-BUT 

NOT TO BE HEARD 



By Mrs. Brady Dennis 



j NEW DAY had dawned. It was a beautiful, 
yj warm, Sunday morning. Time had come for 
_^A/ Johnnie to arise and get ready for Sunday 
School. The task of making sure that he was ready 
and on time was not a hard one, for he loved Sunday 
School. 

All went well through the Sunday School session and 
the students learned many truths from the Word of 
God. 

Morning worship was about to begin. Johnnie was 
told that there was not to be any commotion for it 
would soon be time for preaching. Furthermore, little 
boys were to be seen and not heard at church. John- 
nie tried his best to be quiet and listen to what the 
preacher was saying, but it was over his head. In spite 
of the fact that Johnnie could not get anything out 
of the church service, he was required each Sunday 
morning to take his place beside the family and be 
just as attentive as if he were a grown-up. 

As Johnnie grew a little older, his love for Sunday 
School began to wane, because he knew that after 
Sunday School came that dreaded "be still" hour. He 
made up his mind that some day this "church going" 
would stop. This had been brought about all because 
little Johnnie was compelled to attend a service, each 
Sunday morning, year in and year out, that was mean- 
ingless to him. 

How many churches have lost Johnnies and Marys 
because they did not provide a children's church serv- 
ice on Sunday morning — a church service designed for 
Johnnies and Marys, one that they felt was their very 
own, where the leader, the song director, the pianist, 
the auditorium, the chairs, and even the songbooks 
belonged to them. 

Recently, I was deeply moved when I read a letter 
from a lovely Christian mother who was quite con- 
cerned about her ten-year-old son. She wrote: "I am 
praying that in this revival Cecil will understand. He 
wants to join the Church, but I want him to know 



what it is all about before he joins. He says that he 
has been to the altar and that he has prayed for God 
to forgive him, and that he prays every night. I don't 
want to hold him back, but I want him to be ready 
when he joins. Is there a book or literature that he 
could read? We don't have Children's Church, and the 
preachers never have any time for the children — never 
a story or a song — all grown-up talk; and still they ex- 
pect them to be enlightened by what the adults some- 
times find hard to grasp." 

Is our Church indebted to our boys and girls who 
will be in charge of our Church in the future? If they 
are so sadly neglected and lacking training in their 
youth, how are they to carry on the affairs of the 
Church tomorrow? 

Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a chiid in the way he 
should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from 
it." The word train means to form by instruction, dis- 
cipline, drill, etc.; to educate; to teach so as to be fit- 
ted, qualified, proficient; to make prepared for a test. 
Should expresses obligation. However, if the Church 
does not provide a regular Sunday children's service, 
that which we call Children's Church, I fear that there 
may be some souls required at someone's hands. 

"When we meet the Lover of boys and girls, 
Who died to save them from sin, 
Will we hear Him ask as mother did, 
'Are all the children in?' " 

Being responsible for Children's Church is a hard, 
trying job, but with its burdens come a lot of joys 
when one can see boys and girls won to the Lord Je- 
sus. It is in Children's Church that they can be taught 
the meaning of church membership as well as the oth- 
er fundamental teachings of the Church. 

It is obvious that if a Children's Church is provided 
for our boys and girls, they will be trained in the way 
that they should go; and we will save our future 
teen-agers for Christ and the Church. 



10 



S^OOD MORNING, Mother," said Lois, going into 

I* the kitchen. "I'm glad, it is raining today. I can 

^y help you make cookies. Then I want to paste 
some pictures I have been collecting in the scrap- 
book Aunt Mary gave me on my birthday." 

"I'll be glad to have you help me make cookies," 
Mother said. "I am glad you want to learn to cook." 

After the cookies were baked and put away, Lois 
asked: "May I have the stack of old magazines on 
the back porch?" 

"Of course you may have them," Mother answered, 
"But what are you going to do with old magazines?" 

"I need a few more pictures for my scrapbook," Lois 
explained. "All the pictures must be about Sunday 
School. I am calling it my 'Sunday School Scrapbook.' " 

"Tell me more about why you are making such a 
scrapbook," Mother asked. 

"I want to show Jean and Joe, the twins of the peo- 
ple who moved into the house two blocks below on 
this street, that Sunday School is wonderful." 

"Jean and Joe are nice to play with, but they are 
strange, too. They don't go to Sunday School, and 
when I asked them to go to ours, they said: 'We don't 
care for Sunday School. It isn't any fun.' So I am 
making a scrapbook, showing all the things we do at 
our Sunday School. It will prove that we do have good 
times — the best kind of fun — as we learn that Jesus 
loves us and wants us to be kind and loving to every- 
one." 



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teacher gave them at Easter, and showed a picture of 
children in the park, picnicking. The primary depart- 
ment often had picnics in the summer. 

On the last page was a group of children. She told 
them they were listening to the teacher tell about boys 
and girls in Africa, Japan and other countries. That 
was the time all of them had brought some money to 
help build churches in other countries. 

When they had seen all the pictures, Lois gave each 
twin a Sunday School paper to read. 

"Sunday School sounds like a lot of fun," Jean said. 
"I think I will like it." 

"I am sure I would like to go," agreed Joe. 

"I'll come for you next Sunday," Lois promised. 

"We'll be ready and waiting for you," Jean told her. 

Lois skipped all the way home. It was fun making 
the book, and she was glad that Jean and Joe would go 
with her to Sunday School. 






THE SUNDAV SCHOOL 



"That is a good idea," Mother agreed. "I hope they 
will decide to go to our Sunday School." 

Lois ran for scissors and paste, so she could make 
her book. 

THAT AFTERNOON the rain stopped, and 
Lois took her Sunday School scrapbook to show Jean 
and Joe. 

First, she showed them the picture of a large church, 
and told them it was like the one she attended. 

Then she showed them the picture of children sing- 
ing, and told them how her primary department en- 
joyed singing songs about Jesus. She sang a verse of 
the song, "Jesus Loves Me." 

"That's a pretty song," Jean said, "Sing it again, 
and I'll try to sing it with you." 

As Lois sang Jean and Joe both joined her, and they 
insisted on singing it again. 

Next was a picture of many kinds of fruit, a pretty 
cake, and a plump chicken, ready for the oven. She 
told them of the Thanksgiving basket her department 
filled for a poor family. 

On the next page was a Christmas tree with chil- 
dren sitting around waiting for presents. That, she 
told them, was the tree her department had, by them- 
selves Christmas. 

Then she told them of the Easter egg hunt their 




By Julia R. Davis 



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A- 



The Smallest Church in the World 



By Katherine Bevis 




JT WAS ONE OF those beauti- 
ful spring mornings. My hus- 
band and I were making our 
first trip through the State of 
Massachusetts. As we drove along 
route 62, drinking in the beauty 
all about us, our attention was at- 
tracted to a little edifice built in 
a setting of stately trees. 

At first we wondered just what 
this tiny building was doing out 
on this country road at Hudson, 
Massachusetts. This was a road ex- 
tensively traveled, but a spot where 
tourists rarely ever stopped, unless 
they happened to spot this tiny 
building, which proved to be a 
chapel. Then curiosity would delay 
their journey. 

Above the door of this building 
we read these words: 

UNION CHURCH 

FOR ALL FAITHS 

Rev. L. W. West 

Pastor 

SMALLEST CHURCH IN THE 

WORLD 

NEVER LOCKED 

Feeling the last two words on 
this sign, an invitation to enter, 



we did so, and inside we found 
the pastor, Rev. West. 

After greeting us, 

he was more than gracious in giv- 
ing us the history of this tiny 
church. 

Rev. West is a retired Baptist 
minister. He was lonely in the de- 
clining years of his life, so he de- 
cided to build this church among 
the beautiful trees and at a place 
on the highway where before, tour- 
ists had more than exceeded the 
speed limit on their way. We were 
told that more than five thousand 
people had stopped, entered, and 
registered — people from almost 
every state in the Union, including 
our two latest additions, plus many 
foreign lands. This church meas- 
ures only five feet wide, eleven 
feet long, and fourteen feet high, 
from threshold to steeple tip. 

It was in 1954, that Reverend 
West began to build this church 
with funds received from close 
friends and relatives who knew 
about his longing to do this. 

Neighbors helped him with the 
labor, keeping the cost of building 
it within his means. 



Services are held there on spec- 
ial occasions, and many marriage 
ceremonies have been performed 
inside this tiny sanctuary. 

The children pick dandelions 
from the nearby fields and other 
wild flowers blooming in the early 
spring and in the summer to dec- 
orate this little church. 

Rev. West sees that there is al- 
ways a good supply of literature 
and tracts of all faiths for the 
visitors to take along with them. 

No collections whatsoever are 
taken up, but as one enters he 
can see hanging on the wall a 
small box and if he so desires may 
make a freewill offering. This of- 
fering is used to always keep the 
church lighted and to keep it in 
repair. Its door of welcome is al- 
ways open inviting wayfarers in for 
a moment of prayer and medita- 
tion. 

The smallest church in the 
world, built by a lonely retired 
minister, who loves God and hu- 
manity so much, that even his re- 
tirement years could not pull him 
away from the work, so close to 
his heart. 



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16 YEARS ON WOOD 



<£-* HERES NO NEED to deny 
/ that at times I was bitter. 
^_J But who knows what would 
have happened if the affliction had 
not come — I might not have obeyed 
the call to the ministry." This is 
the answer that Richard Johnson 
gives after sixteen years of walk- 
ing on crutches. In the number that 
reaches thousands, Richard and all 
the others wait for a cure which 
may come any time. His is an un- 
usual expression of happiness. 

It all started back in 1945 when 
Richard was ten years old. Earlier 
in the year he had dedicated his 
life to Christ. His was the new life. 
Filled with activities in the Sunday 
School and church, Dick's life took 
on new interest which continued 
until August 15th of the same year 
when his world became smaller. 
Smaller? Or larger? Decide for 
yourself. Howbeit, that was the day 
that Richard came down with polio, 
and a day that was to mark a new 
beginning — a beginning that has 
not yet ended. 

1945 was a year of happenings. 
World War II was in its tempestu- 
ous deluge. The world was un- 
certain. The strongest of men be- 
gan to fear. Doctors were engulfed 
in a multitude of complications. 
Diseases were beginning to appear 
as the result of half a decade of 
war. Polio was unconquered and 
was reaching additional thousands 



each year. And what would the 
end be? This was the question mil- 
lions were asking themselves. 

AND THIS was the 
question that a ten-year-old boy 
was asking himself as he traveled 
with his parents toward Jackson, 
Mississippi, where he spent thir- 
teen months battling for his legs. 
Some better, he then checked in 
at the Crippled Childrens Hospital 
in Memphis, Tennessee. Here he 
was to spend twenty-four long 
months, a time also that was to 
mark a new era in his life — an 
era of decision. 

"I had to face the facts. The 
handicap had to be reckoned with. 
It wasn't easy but it had to be 
done. Through the most depres- 
sing years of my life, in my teens, 
I received the strength and cour- 
age that I needed by attending 
Sunday School and church. I really 
believe that all things work for 
good to those who accept Christ. 
And if it had not been for things 
happening as they have, I might 
not have listened long enough to 
hear the call to the ministry." 

Whatever the past, Richard is a 
busy minister now. Laziness is not 
in his vocabulary. He is enrolled 
with a full schedule at Memphis 
State University, works five eve- 
nings a week, and pastors a church 
of forty-five members eighty miles 



from his home. When visiting for 
his church he makes as high as 
ten calls a day. "It depends on 
how long I talk," he says. "Some- 
times I stay a quarter of a day 
at some homes, as country folks 
just don't like the 'in and out 
calls.'" Is that all? No! There is 
time to help paint the church 
building, to help repair the roof, 
and occasionally, social activities. 
At times a picnic is crowded in 
with his mother and father and 
little sister. 

Asked if a handicap hinders 
church work, "No, I can do just as 
good a job — just takes a bit longer." 

About his hope for the future — 
"Who knows what the future holds. 
I have come more and more to 
trust in God. If He desires me to 
be healed He can do it. After all, 
I couldn't even walk at all for 
over a year. Look at me now! There 
may come a time soon by the help 
of God and medical science that 
I may be able to lay these crutches 
aside." 

Such is the brilliance of courage 
and faith. It has lifted the weak 
and mastered its arch enemy. And 
wherever the person of Richard 
Johnson has gone — college campus, 
church, in the hospital, on the 
street, or in the country, he has 
exemplified the inner life to an ex- 
ternal conscious world. Such is the 
testimony of sixteen years on wood. 



13 



By Dr. date A. Risley 

Executive Secretary 

National Sunday School Association 




UILDING TOMORROW 



& OU NEED NOT make plans 
l/J for your Sunday School. 
_/ Khrushchev already has plans 
for your Sunday School. All you 
need to do is to sit idly by deploring 
the situation and say, "Isn't it aw- 
ful." 

There is no law compelling you 
to be active; there is no dictator 
telling you that you must take your 
place in the ranks or if you don't 
you will be sent to Siberia. Khru- 
shchev hasn't promised to bury you 
— just your children. 

Whether we make decisions or 
not is entirely up to us. But if we 
do not make some wise decisions 
and plan at the same time to ac- 
tivate them, some decisions will be 
made for us. Some of those de- 
cisions we will not like. 

I'm aware, as you are, of the 
grave situation we face in the 
world today, but if I did not have 
hope I would not be here today 
and neither would you. I believe 
the Sunday School is one of the 
brightest spots in our dark old 
world. For times like these . . .the 
Sunday School is a great hope. Not 
the hope of a converted world, but 
the hope of a revival that may 
enable God to use us to change 
some spectators into participators. 

It is hardly accurate to say Sun- 
day School is the answer to any- 
thing, for there are many Sunday 
Schools that do not have any an- 
swer. I am sure one of the reasons 
we are here is to discover what 
kind of Sunday Schools have the 
answer. 

That, Sunday School has done 
much for America cannot be de- 
nied. I believe the greatest differ- 
ence between Europe and America 
today is the Sunday School. 

One great reason there is such 
hope in the right kind of a Sunday 
School is because rightly conducted, 
Sunday School makes missionaries 
and evangelists out of your Sunday 
School teachers and workers and 



makes Sunday School teachers and 
workers out of your pupils. That is 
a cycle you can't beat. 

Actually, today, we face one of 
the greatest paradoxes of history. 
During the last 10-15 years we have 
had the greatest resurgence of in- 
terest in religion in modern times, 
the greatest increase in church 
membership, increase in Sunday 
School attendance and at the same 
time the greatest increase in crime, 
immorality, irresponsibility, and 
general degeneration. Some writers 
would almost make you think it 
was the same people involved in 
both. Granted that much which 
may border on religious revival has 
been superficial, at the same time 
I believe we are marching rapidly 
toward the conflict of the ages and 
that every day men and women 
are deciding whose side they will 
be on — God's or Satan's. 

Satan recognizes, that the right 
kind of a Sunday School is his dead- 
liest enemy, and I believe Satan 
recognizes, perhaps much better 
than we do, the potential there is 
in Sunday School and in such an 
organization as the National Sun- 
day School Association. 

In an age where atheism and 
secularism conspire to dilute the 
Christian faith, what can the Sun- 
day School do? Does the Sunday 
School have an answer? 

Yes, we have an answer, but we 
have not always given that an- 
swer in such a way that things — 
the right things — happen. 

MAY I SUGGEST some 
things that we must do if we are 
to make our answer clear? We must 
insist upon the Sunday School be- 
coming a school. This almost 
sounds ridiculous, but it strikes at 
the very heart of our problem, and 
the more one thinks about it the 
more one is amazed that the Sun- 
day School has done as much as it 
has. 
Survey our school a moment: 



How many teachers do you have? 

How many of them have had 
Teacher Training? (Compare with 
public schools) 

How many hours of instruction 
does the average Sunday School pu- 
pil get annually? 

What kind of facilities and equip- 
ment do you have? (Compared 
with public schools) 

Fortunately the Holy Spirit is not 
limited to rooms and equipment, 
but He can use rooms and equip- 
ment. 

The first step in making the Sun- 
day School a school is the rein- 
forcement and revitalization of its 
teaching role. We must have good 
administrators, but at the heart 
of any school is its teachers. 

The primary purpose of a school 
is to teach and the Sunday School 
is no exception. Of course we must 
reach to teach and we must evan- 
gelize, but evangelism must be fol- 
lowed with proper Christian educa- 
tion or new converts flounder and 
fail. 

It is the primary purpose of the 
Sunday School to teach the Bible. 
When the Bible is properly taught 
and understood, lives are changed. 
If we are to build tomorrow's Sun- 
day Schools we must face realisti- 
cally our weaknesses and begin a 
program of improvement to 
strengthen the quality of our 
schools. 

Our National Sunday School As- 
sociation has set a goal of 80 mil- 
lion in Sunday School by 1970. This 
is a great goal, but it must become 
more than a goal. To emphasize 80 
million and even to reach 80 mil- 
lion without emphasizing quality is 
to build an institution with neither 
purpose nor power. 

Effective teaching is at the heart 
of all the church is trying to do. 

We erect a church building 

We promote visitation 

We publish literature 

All for the teaching and preach- 



14 



NDAY SCHOOLS 



ing of the Word. 

How can we put this quality into 
our program? 

1. Teach how to teach 

2. Teach what to teach, but that 
is not enough 

3. Teach how to live 

Unless we can turn content of 
lesson material into conduct of life, 
we have failed. 

We cannot teach how to live apart 
from the teaching of the Bible re- 
garding the power and work of the 
Holy Spirit in the lives of the 
Christians. 

Pastors will very wisely give 
themselves in training teachers 

1. In Bible knowledge, and 

2. In teaching methods. 
Although God does occasionally 

allow the ignorant to confound the 
wise, He has never placed His ap- 
proval upon the man or woman un- 
willing to train or be trained 
Content and conduct: 

1. Paul wrote to Timothy 

2. Study — give attendance to 
reading 

3. Be strong in the grace in 
Christ Jesus. 

What better outline for a Teach- 
er Training course. Every teacher 
should be willing to be trained or 
he. is unworthy of being a teacher. 

Let's be honest. The people in 
our Sunday Schools face a desper- 
ate world. Stock answers no longer 
satisfy. New Christians often floun- 
der before the onslaught of unbe- 
lievers because they are unable to 
answer them. Why? Because they 
are not equipped with a knowledge 
of the Scripture and its revelance 
to life. 

THE SUNDAY School 
is the logical place to anticipate 
the questions the pupil confronts 
in his daily life. It is the business 
of the Sunday School and church 
to establish its people in the facts 
and significance of the Bible, so 
they can defend the truth and re- 
fute error. 



The indifference or inability of 
the Sunday School to enter this area 
of warfare is to isolate the Chris- 
tian faith from daily life and by 
default surrender the claims Christ 
makes to the enemy. 

Our pupils want to know: 

How does Christianity help? 

How does Christian faith relate 
to the complex challenges of so- 
ciety? 

Does the Sunday School offer 
Scriptural guidance for personal, 
social thought and action. 

We must relate Sunday to Mon- 
day. 

I was interested in what J. Edgar 
Hoover said about preaching. 
Preaching isn't exactly the same 
as teaching, but it is related. 

Mr. Hoover says: 

"I have said many times that 
too many ministers preach at a 
level which is beyond the compre- 
hension of many adults . . . when 
they should get to a plain down- 
to-earth level. We need more 
preachers to preach sermons that 
are understood by all people. I see 
no reason why sermons about the 
Bible cannot be presented in a vi- 
talized manner. We need more fire 
in religion." 

Whether it is preaching or teach- 
ing, how can we be sure we are 
understood? How can we present 
material in a vitalized manner? 

Perhaps I can answer it this way: 

1. Teach with the interests and 
needs of the learner in mind. The 
interested teacher is the interest- 
ing teacher. 

2. Say what you have to say 
about the Word of the living God 
in modern understandable lan- 
guage, especially if you are teach- 
ing young people. 

3. Apply the lesson to life situa- 
tions. 

4. Pray for the power of the 
Holy Spirit upon your teaching. It 
is the Holy Spirit that convicts 
of sin, righteousness and judgment. 

Our ability to build tomorrows' 
Sunday Schools depends upon our 
ability to share the truths of the 
Bible and relate these truths to 
1961. 

What is our objective? 

To see people come to Christ in 
a conversion experience. 



(That is our answer to a life of 
crime. That is our answer to juve- 
nile delinquency.) But it will only 
become and remain an answer as 
the converted one matures in the 
likeness of Christ. 

What are we going to do about it? 

What do you want to do about 
it? You can go back home and 
continue to do just like you have 
been doing. You can stand on the 
sidelines and wring your hands, ex- 
claiming, "Isn't it terrible!" 

If I didn't think something could 
be done I wouldn't be here. Apathy 
is the greatest enemy the church 
has today. 

Joshua was commanded to go up 
and possess the land. I believe God 
is saying to His church today, "Go, 
possess the land." 

Three out of four are not in 
anybody's Sunday School. Can we 
reach them? The greatest magnet 
on earth to pull these carnal, in- 
different, worldly people to Christ 
and His church is the changed lives 
of the people already in the church. 

Where does nssa fit 

into the picture? 

I will not dwell upon this very 
interesting subject. For one thing, 
NSSA sponsors Sunday School con- 
ventions. God has seemingly been 
pleased almost from the beginning 
of the Sunday School movement 
to bless in a very special way the 
Sunday School convention idea 
where people came together to be 
inspired, informed, and instructed 
returning home to do a different 
kind of a job. 

Yesterday I met two 
men, They both told me 
the same story. It was 
ten years ago, they said, 
they attended their first 
National Sunday School 
convention here in De- 
troit — (Metropolitan 
Methodist). It was there 
they said their Sunday 
School conversion took 
place. These men were 
on the Sunday School 
committee of their de- 
nomination, and their 
entire denomination is 
different today because 
these two men attended in 1951 a 
(Continued on page 22) 



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ARE 

YOU SOLD 
ON IT? 




BY MONT HURST 



When you save a 

child, you 

save a life and 

a soul. 



ft a * E ARE ALL familiar with 
1/1/ the phrase, "Are you sold 
l/[y on it?" which is applied 
so often in the realm of business. 
It is a short, concise sentence which 
is to inquire, "Do you really believe 
in it to the point of being very 
definitely obsessed?" Sunday 
School teachers may very well ask 
themselves this question. Are you 
sold on teaching or does your work 
stem from a sense of mere obliga- 
tion without any thought of the 
more important ideas of touching, 
saving or strengthening souls? 

There is no more vitally-impor- 
tant service than teaching a Sun- 
day School class. This is especially 
true in teaching the children. What 



a great opportunity and, at the 
same time, great responsibility this 
is to instill Christ and His program 
into fallow young hearts. It was 
Stephen H. Tyng, Jr. who said: 
"Learn to teach the children to 
look at this world as a beautiful 
symbol of Jesus; everything, Jesus; 
Christ, all; Christ, in all. So shall 
you educate the imaginations of 
the children to receive, and their 
memories to retain and to use, that 
Christian truth; and you yourself 
shall be lifted up, as on angel's 
wings, to see with John things 
which are unspeakable, but which 
the sanctified imagination real- 
izes." To teach from the heart is 
to teach one's very soul! 



I F YOU ARE truly sold 
on teaching the children, you will 
enjoy a much closer fellowship with 
Christ because you will be always 
searching out the more simple 
truths to teach. In doing so, your 
own feelings about the simple love 
of Jesus and absolute truths of the 
gospel will become innate segments 
of your daily thoughts. You will 
seek to interest others in teaching 
the children. 

You cannot convert the little 
ones, but God can do so through 
the power of His Spirit working in 
and through you as the channel. It 
will amaze and thrill you upon 
pausing to meditate on the fact 
that this power is yours to impart 
to those under your care and in- 
struction. If you are sold on teach- 
ing the children, you will enjoy a 
satisfaction that nothing else can 
match. You can win a dozen chil- 
dren where you would be scarcely 
able to win one adult. Most sound 
conversions occur in childhood or 
stem from early teaching by Spir- 
it-filled persons. 

If you are sold on teaching the 
children, you will possess a sound 
backlog of enthusiasm that will car- 
ry you through any hindrances or 
problems you may encounter. 
Someone has said that enthusiasm 
is the element of success in every- 
thing. It is the light that leads 
men on and the strength that lifts 
him up in the great struggles of 
all pursuits. It helps to take the 
difficulty out of endurance. It will 
make your teaching duties genuine 
thrills of a pleasant accomplish- 
ment. Your power and influence 
with the children must be born of 
determination mingled with en- 
thusiasm and the resolve to impart 
the love of Christ and His pro- 
gram. If you're sold on your op- 
portunity you will look forward 
with joy to the coming of class 
time each Sunday! 



16 



'ERHAPS YOU ARE a Sun- 

§S day School teacher, or a 
* teacher of a Bible class. In 
years past you have been a stu- 
dent. As you think of your former 
teachers, certain impressions re- 
main indelibly stamped on your 
memory. Now as a teacher, what 
impressions will you leave on pupils 
sitting under your teaching? 

Today we have marvelous church 
buildings, and classrooms fur- 
nished with modern equipment for 
our pupils. What kind of teachers 
do we provide? 

There are certain types of teach- 
ers with which we are familiar. 
First, there are teachers who cause 
resentment and antagonism. Their 
manner of teaching, their attitude 
toward others, or their general 
bearing creates the wrong impres- 
sion on the pupil. Do you recall 
such a teacher? Does your remem- 
brance of that person raise a spirit 
of bitterness within you? 

Then there are teachers who are 
remembered with honor and grati- 
tude. Sympathetic and understand- 
ing, they knew our problems and 
helped us solve them. Instead of 
being domineering and overbear- 
ing, they walked by our side as 
they tried to understand our side of 
the problem. Though years have 
passed, we still thank God for 
those teachers. 

Next there are teachers who are 
forgotten, having left no impres- 
sion whatever. They are gone and 
forgotten, as though they had not 
existed. 

This is true in both secular and 
religious schools. It will be true of 
us as Christian teachers. We shall 
be classified and remembered as 
belonging to a certain type. Folks 
will shake their heads in remem- 
brance of us. Perhaps they will 
thank God for the privilege of 
sitting under our teaching. We sin- 
cerely hope we shall not be for- 
gotten entirely. 

The writer recalls two teachers of 
seminary days. One was called "the 
friend of students." The other was 
dubbed "taskmaster." What was the 
underlying factor of this class dis- 
tinction? Individual personality. 
One was warm, sympathetic, con- 
structive; the other cold, harsh, 
criticial. 



The Christian teacher should 
have a warmth and glow of per- 
sonality that will range the years 
and live in human hearts. Chris- 
tian teaching requires an exalted 
personality, for the teacher and the 
truth taught must be inseparable. 
We should leave the impression that 
the teacher and the truth taught 
are molded in the same pattern. 

WHEN JESUS ascended, 
He left work for His followers. We 
must reveal the plan of redemp- 
tion to men. That message must 
pass through the medium of living 
personality. What happens when 
that message passes through us? 
It will take its tone and quality 
from us, just as sunlight through 
a window. If the glass is clear, we 
get the unchanged light. If the 
window is tinted, the rays are seen 
in colored form. The rays are un- 
changed, but the glass changes the 
impression. 

When God's truth passes our lips, 
the result is likened to the rays of 
light. Our lives should be such that 
God's truth reaches others un- 
changed. Perhaps something hap- 
pens to the truth while passing 
through us because our lives and 
the truth fail to correspond. God's 
truth is unchanged, but unless we 
conform to it, we change the im- 
pression. 

Life responds to life. Truth nev- 
er reaches the pupil disembodied or 
detached. The teacher is the liv- 
ing epistle, the one who gives tone 
and quality to the teaching. If we 
would place ideals in the lives of 
others, those ideals must first be 
in our lives. Abstract truths and 
general theories get us nowhere. 
Words and precepts cannot take 
the place of Christian character. 
When we have the latter, words 
and maxims have effect. We be- 

THE 



come the living embodiment of the 
truth we endeavor to present to 
others. If we teach the gospel of 
Jesus Christ, we first must live it. 

Christian personality is not at- 
tained instantly. It grows, just as 
we grow mentally and physically. 
We were sinners, then sinners saved 
by grace, babes in Christ. Our spir- 
itual life began to grow, our Chris- 
tian personality began to develop. 
Now we had different thoughts, 
and formed different habits. We 
began to live in the presence of 
Jesus Christ instead of the atmos- 
phere of the devil. 

We must feed the mind and body 
if we would grow. Our spiritual 
life will grow when we feed upon 
that which is essential to growth. 
We must live constantly in the 
presence of Jesus Christ. Our pu- 
pils must see this if our words 
would have effect. 

The Psalmist said, "Let the words 
of my mouth, and the meditation 
of my heart, be acceptable in thy 
sight, O Lord, my strength and my 
redeemer." If this is true of us, 
then our acts will correspond to 
our words. 

If we would live before our pu- 
pils so they may see Jesus in us, 
we must start with our medita- 
tions. If our minds are filled to 
overflowing with thought of Jesus 
Christ, and out of the heart are the 
issues of life, then our words will 
convey this truth to others, and 
our manner of life will prove that 
we are living what we teach. 

When the years have passed, and 
we live only in the memory of our 
pupils, how will they think of us? 
Forgotten because of no message? 
Remembered in bitterness of spir- 
it? Remembered because of the 
truth we taught? We are making 
the mold in which we shall be cast. 
We have the answer in the making. 



"CHRISTIAN 
TEACH 




By L. L. Wight-man 



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She is from Meadow, South Dakota 
and attends school at Lemmon 

SYLVIA MARIE OGDAHL 



High. Sylvia has been interested in 
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portraiture and fashion design. 
She has won second and third 
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CHILDREN'S CHURCH 



IN BROOKLYN, MARYLAND 



This is a brief history of our 
Children's Church. In 1956, we 
started our first service for chil- 
dren under the guidance of Burton 
Hubbard and Louise Schumacker, 
who had child-guidance education. 
Our first meeting consisted of 
about 10 children. As time passed 
our class grew until we found it 
necessary to divide and create 
three classes. In 1958. Mr. Kuyken- 
dall, his wife, Mrs. Kuykendall, and 
Miss Schumacker took over this de- 
partment, and after a rearrange- 
ment we came up with our present 
program. 

Class No. 1 consists of children 
between the ages of four and five, 
supervised by Mrs. Kuykendall and 
Mrs. Jacobs. Class No. 2 is for 
ages six and seven taught by Mrs. 
Hurd and Mrs. Mason. Class No. 
3 is from eight to nine in age and 
is under the guidance of Mrs. Sim- 
monds. Class No. 4, under the su- 



pervision of Miss Schumacker, is 
for ages ten and eleven. 

Children have accepted the 
teaching and handwork graciously 
and, through the combined efforts 
of Mr. Kuykendall and his staff 
of teachers, we have one of the 
most outstanding groups of young 
people to be found in any church. 
At the present, we have between 
100 and 120 regular students who 
receive christian education on their 
age level. We have lost very few, if 
any, to the other churches, as our 
children seem anxious to get to 
their class each Sunday. 

The financial program has been 
very successful. From July, 1959, 
to July, 1960, they raised $112 for 
foreign missions. Also, an addition- 
al $20 was raised for our mission- 
ary, the Reverend Luke Summers. 
In the past two years the amount 
raised has been over $250. 



Pete Kuykendall 
Department Superintendent 



This is our class of 11 to 13 year olds 



This is our class of 3 to 5 year olds 



Department Supervisor and staff 



19 






TRAINING 



IS IMPORTANT IN 1 

By Cecil B. Knight 



rr A Workers' Training Course is to the Sunday School 
what a revival is to the church" 



TRAINING 

I once asked a doctor how many 
years he attended school in train- 
ing for the medical profession. His 
answer was ten years. In order to 
minister to the physical needs of 
man, a medical student must train 
in all the techniques and knowl- 
edge of the medical field. 

The spiritual needs of man are 
important too. Those who would 
minister to the spiritual needs of 
man must train for the task. The 
teaching of God's Word must be 
done by hands that are "trained" 
in the skills and "touched" with 
the anointing of the Holy Spirit. 
This is a day of specialization, a 
time of training. 

The National Sunday School and 
Youth Department has responded 
to the challenge and answered the 
need for a training program in 
the Sunday Schools and Y.P.E.'s of 
the Church of God. Perhaps the 
most outstanding factor in the 
growth of the Sunday School in 
the Church has been the Workers' 
Training Course Program. "A Work- 
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Church." 

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COURSE SERIES 

For the past six years the Work- 
ers' Training Course Program dealt 
with subjects in the methods field. 
The six courses, which were offered, 
were in the general course (100) 
series. This year the Workers' 
Training Course introduces the Bi- 
ble course (200) series. There will 
be five training courses in this di- 
vision. 

All Sunday School staff members 
are required to take this series of 
study courses to qualify for the 
Master Christian Service Training 
Diploma. A certificate will be 
awarded for the completion of each 
course, and a diploma will be 
awarded at the completion of all 
five courses in the Bible series. 






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1962 

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W. Conn. In times like these no 
greater text could have been used 
or no better writer could have been 
selected to author the book. 

This study course will inspire you. 
It will instill within your heart a 
"new love" for God's Word. It will 
stimulate you to study the Bible 
and use it daily "as a lamp unto 
your feet and a light unto your 
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The Bible: Book of Books is a 
study course for Sunday School 
staff members and teachers, all 
Y.P.E. workers and laymen. In fact, 
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(Continued from page 9) 

lows pretend they are all alone in 
a quiet green spot, no one else 
within miles. Halfway through the 
exam they pause for a long mo- 
ment; then, after a sentence or 
two of prayer, they do the second 
half of the work. 

When you've finished? Then is 
the time for that eagle-eyed check 
to be sure directions have been fol- 
lowed, that all questions required 
have been answered, that all points 
in each question were taken care 
of. 

That's it! The paper's turned in. 
You leave the room, take a big 
breath, whisper a prayer: "Thank 
You, Lord. That wasn't bad at all. 
I feel I did a good job." 

Exams seem different? Fine! 
Why not share with others some 
of your discoveries so that they, 
too, can leave the fear-and-trem- 
bling era and change as you've 
changed? What a way to witness 
for Jesus Christ! 



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Virginia Youth Camps of 1961 
are now history! For the first time 
since Virginia began having youth 
camps, the juniors and seniors were 
divided; and during the two weeks 
of camp this summer, there was 
an attendance — including campers 
and workers — of 365. 

Rev. Herbert Walker, Jr., was the 
night speaker in both camps, and 
he did a superb job. All of the 
young people seemed to love, en- 
joy and respond to him and his 
wife. Brother Walker also taught 
during both camps while Sister 
Walker served as our lifeguard for 
the girls. 

Each day began with cabin clean- 
up, callisthenics, breakfast at 8, de- 
votions and classes at 9. There 
was Bible study, music and handi- 
craft for the girls while the boys 
were engaged in the atheletic pro- 
gram which consisted of ball, 
horseshoes, badminton, swimming, 
etc. The next day the program 
would rotate; and while the boys 
were in classes, the girls were en- 
joying sports. This truly was the 
best organized and most well- 
planned camp that we have en- 
joyed. 

Every evening the speaker was 
at his best, and the Holy Ghost 
permeated the congregation with 
His Presence, the result being that 
62 were converted, 38 were sancti- 
fied, 44 were baptized with the 
Holy Ghost, 42 were baptized in 
water and 27 were added to the 
church. 



The afternoon of the last day 
of camp was dedicated to a talent 
show with campers participating 
and putting on the program. The 
talent show is always a highlight 
of the camp and enjoyed by all. 
Next, everyone went to the pool 
for the baptizing of the converts 
and then to the field for sack 
races, broad jumps and the ball- 
game of the week. After the 
evening service, a party was 
planned for the campers; and 
during senior week, a film, "Goal 
to God," was shown. 

We do thank God for these two 
wonderful weeks and we give Him 
all the praise for the spiritual re- 
sults. We realize that it was the 
efforts and labors of the workers, 
counsellors and others that made 
the camp the success it was. 



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BUILDING TOMORROW'S 
SUNDAY SCHOOL 

(Continued from page 15 1 

National Sunday School Convention 
in Detroit. 

God has brought NSSA into ex- 
istence for such an hour as this. 
Satan doesn't like NSSA. Every year 
of NSSA history has been struggle 
and heartache. There have been 
times this last year when many of 
us thought Detroit might be the 
last convention. 

Detroit has been a focal point 
these past months. Again and again 
in the office the answer has been, 
"after Detroit." Again and again 
in our board meeting the answer 
has been "after Detroit." 

Recently when meeting with Mr. 
J. Edgar Hoover, he gave us a copy 
of a special report he had prepared 
for a sub-committee of Congress. 



In this report Mr. Hoover stated: 
"Many judges who handle juve- 
nile cases have made the observa- 
tion that the great bulk of the 
delinquents who appear before 
them are not regular attendants 
at Sunday School. I have often cited 
the situation of one juvenile court 
judge who, over a period of eight 
years, had some 8,000 boys and 
girls under 17 years of age brought 
before him for violating the law. 
Of these 8,000 delinquent children, 
only 42 regularly attended Sunday 
School. Even more striking was his 
finding that none of these chil- 
dren has a mother or father who 
attended Sunday School or church 
regularly. I think that these figures 
clearly show that youths who reg- 
ularly attend Sunday School do not 
become involved in juvenile crim- 
inal violations." 

The Communist Party of the 
United States held its 17th Na- 



tional Convention in New York City, 
December 10-13, 1959. (Listen) The 
Party emerged from that conven- 
tion as an aggressive, hard work- 
ing organization which will faith- 
fully follow the concepts of Marx- 
ism-Leninism in its day-to-d a y 
operations. 

It eliminated all factionalism and 
solidified Party groups. The pro- 
gram calls for: 

1. Expanding its membership and 

2. Extending its influence into 
every field of activity in this coun- 
try. 

I'm praying that history may re- 
cord that it was in Detroit, 1961, 
that evangelicals met and unified 
— expanding — extending activity in- 
to every part of this country. 

(This message was given at the 
16th National Sunday School Con- 
vention, Detroit, Michigan.) 

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(Continued from page 5) 

low-down, Dan. She told Dad your 
kids make too much noise." Sam 
chuckled. "They sure must-a had 
fun on Sunday! But you're a dandy 
teacher, Dan. I wish you were 
my teacher. We kids are glad you 
have to talk so loud — 'cause then 
we can listen too." 

"Thanks," said Dan unhappily. 
"Glad you like it, Sam. But I'm sure 
Miss Sharpson doesn't like our 
noise, and I can't keep those boys 
quiet." 

Sam leaped to his feet yelling, 
"Hi, you, Brindle, get back there! 
Gotta chase that old cow, Dan. 
S'long, be seeing' you. I'm rootin' 
for you!" He ran after the cow, 
then paused to shout, "Sis is root- 
in' for you too!" 

Dan climbed back up on the 
tractor, groaning aloud. "I guess 
Miss Sharpson has a legitimate 
complaint. It must be annoying to 
have nine boys and a loud-voiced, 
no-account teacher shouting next 
door. I'll have to get some advice 
on this thing— quickly!" 

After work that evening Dan 
went to see Pastor Harrison who 
had come to take his dad's place. 
The minister listened patiently. 
"I'd quit, Mr. Harrison," Dan fin- 
ished, "but I can't. Before Dad 
died, I promised I'd do my share 
of the Lord's work and never re- 
fuse when asked to serve. This is 
the first job I've had since his 
death, and I can't fail. But I do 
need advice — desperately." 

The pastor gave a few words of 
encouragement, prayed with Dan, 
then promised to drop in for a 
little visit next Lord's Day morn- 
ing. "I'm fond of junior-age boys," 
he added. 

Dan studied his lesson as much 
as time would permit. But Satur- 
day night found him not quite pre- 
pared. He stayed at home and 
studied, instead of following the 
urge to ask Sally for a date. He 
wanted to make certain he had 
something worth teaching the boys 
— just in case they'd let him teach 
the next day. 

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surprised the juniors. He had never 
visited them before. His "newness" 



silenced them. They pretended to 
give attention while Dan did his 
best with the lesson. 

He had prepared a good illustra- 
tion, a story of some length. The 
boys were so much interested to 
know how it would end that they 
didn't notice the pastor's quiet 
withdrawal. Miss Sharpson, next 
door, felt that her call on Super- 
intendent Clemson had done some 
good. Those boys were much more 
quiet today. 

Mr. Harrison waited for Dan aft- 
er service. "I noticed that two of 
your boys are natural leaders," he 
said. "Ted and Sam. I suspect they 
are ringleaders in this trouble, too. 
Now, if you can find a way to put 
their leadership to good use — " 

Dan nodded. "I'll try, Pastor. 
Thank you." 

"Make them 'assistants' in some 
manner. It may help." 

Dan went home feeling better. 
Sally's prayers were probably help- 
ing after all. His hope rose. Thurs- 
day evening he hurried to the 
Clemson farm to return a tool he 
had borrowed. Sam followed him 
and Mr. Clemson around. When he 
got Dan alone he confided, "Ted 
and Jim and some other kids are 
fixin' to make a fuss Sunday morn- 
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him out good, but he just laughed. 
Said they want Mr. Jennings back 
and won't have anyone else for 
teacher. Not for more than two 
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"They want me to quit, do they?" 

"Yes, but you won't let 'em scare 
you off, will you, Dan?" Sam was 
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"Not until Mr. Jennings r e- 
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Sally's clear, rich soprano in the 
distance: 
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For there's no other way, 
To be happy in Jesus, 

But to trust and obey. . ." 

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sure it's the only way," he mut- 
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praying for me." 

(Concluded next month) 



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Y.P.E. STATISTICS 

(Continued from page 27) 

75 to 99 

San Pablo, California 99 

Torrance, California 99 

Dwarf, Kentucky .... 99 

Oxford, Ohio 99 

Greenville (Woodside), South 

Carolina .... 99 

Bridgeport, Alabama .... 98 

Sylacauga, Alabama .... 98 

Manchester, Kentucky .... 98 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), South 

Carolina 98 

Maple Hollow, Tennessee 98 

Sophia, West Virginia .... 98 

Benton, Illinois .... 97 

Whittier, North Carolina 97 

McMinnvllle, Tennessee — . ... . .... .... .... 97 

Albertville, Alabama 96 

Haines City, Florida 96 

Miami (North), Florida 96 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida 96 

Cahokia, Illinois 96 

St. Pauls, North Carolina 96 

Kenosha, Wisconsin .... 96 

Corona, California _ 95 

Fort Pierce, Florida .... 95 

Albany (East), Geolgia 95 

Blackshear, Georgia 95 

Jesup, Georgia — 95 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 95 

Berrien Springs, Michigan 95 

East Durham, North Carolina 95 

Woodruff, South Carolina . 95 

Swift Current, Western Canada 95 

Zion, Georgia .... .... .... .... .... 94 

Rhodell, West Virginia 94 

Biltmore, North Carolina 93 

Fairborn, Ohio 93 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee .... 93 

Parkersburg, West Virginia .... 93 

Princeton, West Virginia 93 

Sylvania, Georgia .... 92 

Valdese, North Carolina .... 92 

Amarillo (West), Texas 92 

Zion Ridge, Alabama .... 91 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama .... 91 

Willow Run, Michigan 91 

Hugo, Oklahoma .... .... 91 

Gap Hill, South Carolina 91 

Greenwood (South), South Carolina .... 91 

Mineral Wells, Texas 91 

Trafford, Alabama 90 

Decatur, Alabama .... 90 

Savannah (Anderson Street), Georgia 90 

Mlddlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky 90 

Unicoi, Tennessee .... .... 90 

Sanford, Florida 89 

Hazelhurst, Georgia 89 

Wilmington, Delaware 89 

Monroe (Fourth Street), Michigan .... 89 

East Belmont, North Carolina 89 

Fresno Temple, California 88 

Mims, Florida ... ... 88 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 88 

Springhill, Alabama .... 87 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 87 

Christopher, Kentucky 87 

Oaklawn, Maryland 87 

Van Dyke, Michigan 87 

Dallas, North Carolina 87 

Marion, North Carolina .... 87 

Conway, South Carolina 87 

Fairfield, California 86 

Groveland, Florida 86 

West Winter Haven (34th Street), 

Florida 86 

Oregonia, Ohio 86 

Charleston (King Street), South 

Carolina ... 86 

Cherry Hill, South Carolina 86 

Dillon, South Carolina 86 

Marion, South Carolina .... 86 

Brownfleld, Texas 86 

Samoset, Florida 85 

Kalamazoo, Michigan .... .... 85 

River Rouge, Michigan 85 

Washington, North Carolina 85 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina 85 

Ruby, South Carolina 85 

East Brewton, Alabama 84 

Indian Springs, Alabama 84 

Black Water, Arkansas 84 

Lakeland (West), Florida 84 

York, South Carolina 84 

Johnson City, Tennessee 84 

Bernard, Kentucky 83 

Battle Creek, Michigan .... 83 

Bellevue, Ohio 83 

Lawton, Oklahoma 83 

Sweetwater, Texas 83 



Newport News, Virginia 83 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama ._ 82 

Crumbley Chapel, Alabama 82 

Vandiver, Alabama .... .... 82 

Zion, Alabama 82 

Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), 

Florida .... 82 

Catlettsburg, Kentucky .... 82 

Buhl, Alabama 81 

Talledega, Alabama 81 

Seneca, South Carolina 81 

Monarat, Virginia .... .... .... 81 

Ontario, California .... 80 

MacClenny, Florida ... . 80 

Starke. Florida .... .... 80 

Evarts, Kentucky 80 

Wallins, Kentucky _ .... 80 

Charlotte (Park wood). North 

Carolina 80 

Lake City, South Carolina 80 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee 80 

Erwin, Tennessee 80 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee .... 80 

Sparta, Tennessee 80 

Graham, Texas ... 80 

Adamsville, Alabama 79 

Graysville, Alabama 79 

Metter, Georgia 79 

Ravenna, Kentucky 79 

Brevard, North Carolina 79 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 79 

Houston (No. 2), Texas 79 

Mobile (Crichton), Alabama .... 78 

Belle Glade, Florida .... .... .... 78 

Mount Dora, Florida .... 78 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky .... 78 

Joseph Chapel, Mississippi 78 

North Winston Salem, North Carolina 78 

Cincinnati (Colerain), Ohio 78 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio 78 

North Ridgeville, Ohio 78 

Georgetown, South Carolina 78 

Middle Valley, Tennessee 78 

Wichita Falls (North), Texas 78 

Straight Creek, Alabama .... 77 

Pompano Beach, Florida 77 

Calhoun, Georgia 77 

Llndale, Georgia 77 

Odum, Georgia 77 

Mt. Vernon, Illinois 77 

Cumberland, Kentucky 77 

West Asheville, North Carolina 77 

Lydia Mill, South Carolina 77 

White Hall, South Carolina 77 

Powderly, Texas .... .... 77 

Collinsville. Illinois 76 

East Alton, Illinois 76 

Henderson, North Carolina 76 

Lexington, North Carolina 76 

Hamilton (Allstatter), Ohio 76 

Kingsport (Chestnut Street), Ten- 
nessee 76 

Solway, Tennessee 76 

Pasco, Washington .... 76 

Casa Grande, Arizona 75 

Ft. Oglethrope, Georgia 75 

Savannah (Westside), Georgia 75 

Bradley, Illinois 75 

Cawood, Kentucky 75 

East Burlington, North Carolina 75 

Mooresville. North Carolina 75 

Bethany, South Carolina .... 75 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 75 

Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas 75 

War, West Virginia .._ 75 

Green Bay, Wisconsin 75 

Spiritual Results Among Our Youth 
October 31, 1961 

Saved 5,859 

Sanctified .... _.. 2,789 

Filled with Holy Ghost 1,781 

Added to the Church 1,248 

Since June 30, 1961 

Saved 17,768 

Sanctified 8,377 

Filled with Holy Ghost .... 6,491 

Added to the Church .... 4,579 



Report of New Y.P.E.'s. since 
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October 1961 
Average Weekly Attendance 
500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), South 

Carolina .... 811 

Middletown (Clavton), Ohio 652 

Wilmington, North Carolina 512 

Atlanta (Hemphill). Georgia 500 

400-499 
Griffin, Georgia 495 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 492 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 485 
Kannapolls (Elm Street), North 

Carolina 465 

Jacksonville (Springfield). Florida 454 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 442 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio .... 418 

Detroit (Tabernacle). Michigan __ 406 

300-399 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee 396 

Anderson (McDuffie), South Carolina 356 

Erwin, North Carolina 353 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida .... ._ 350 

Rock Hill. South Carolina 348 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida 346 

Biltmore, North Carolina 345 

Flint (West), Michigan .._ 338 

Whitwell, Tennessee 334 

South Gastonia, North Carolina 333 

Alabama City, Alabama .._ 331 

Cleveland (South), Tennessee 330 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida 325 

Fairborn, Ohio 324 

Buford, Georgia 318 

Lenoir Citv. Tennessee .... 315 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 312 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue). South 

Carolina ... 310 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina 309 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee .... - 308 

Van Dvke, Michigan 304 

Dayton (Oakrldge Drive), Ohio 302 

200-299 

Dillon. South Carolina 299 

West Gastonia, North Carolina 293 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs). Florida 291 

Avondale Estates, Georgia 288 

Columbia. South Carolina 287 

Sumiton. Alabama 278 

East Lumberton, North Carolina „. .... 278 

Pulaski, Virginia 277 

Daisy, Tennessee 273 

Savannah (Anderson Street), Georgia 269 

Pontiac, Michigan 269 

Greenville (Woodside), South Carolina 267 

Somerset, Kentucky - 264 

Knoxville (Central), Tennessee .... .._ 264 

Newport News, Virginia „. 264 

Milford, Delaware 262 

Rome (North), Georgia 261 

Perry, Florida 256 

North Birmingham, Alabama 255 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 252 

Baldwin Park, California ._. 251 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 250 

Lawton. Oklahoma ... 249 

Greer, South Carolina 248 

South Rockv Mount. North Carolina .... 247 

Wilson, North Carolina 244 

Akron (Market). Ohio 244 

Atlanta (Riverside). Georgia 242 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Ten- 
nessee 242 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 240 

St. Louis (Grand Avenue). Missouri ... 238 
Birmingham I Pike Avenue). Alabama .... 237 

Goidsboro, North Carolina 235 

Greenwood. South Carolina 234 

Columbus (Belvldere). Ohio 233 

Radford. Virginia 233 

Austin. Indiana 231 

South Lenoir. North Carolina . ... 230 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio .... 230 

Winchester, Kentucky . 229 

Brooklyn, Maryland 229 

Phoenix (44th Street), Arizona 227 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania .... 227 

Plant City. Florida 226 



Huntsville (Governor's Drive), Ala- 
bama 224 

Fort Mill, South Carolina .... 224 

Augusta (Crawford Avenue), Georgia 223 
Sevierville (Home for Children), Ten- 
nessee 223 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina 220 

South Lebanon, Ohio 220 

Macon (Napier Avenue), Georgia 219 

Pelzer, South Carolina _ 217 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 216 

East Belmont, North Carolina 214 

Fort Mvers, Florida 213 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 213 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama ... 212 

Wyandotte, Michigan 212 

Valdosta. Georgia .. 211 

Washington, D.C 211 

Newport. Kentucky 211 

Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), Florida 210 
Greenville (Park Place), South Carolina 210 

Lakeland (West), Florida _. 207 

Langley, South Carolina _. 207 

Rifle Range, Florida 206 

Gastonia (Ranlo), North Carolina .... 205 

Eastcn. Maryland 204 

Jackson (Bailey), Mississippi _. 204 

San Pablo, California 203 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 203 

Princeton, West Virginia 203 

Santa Ana, California 202 

St. Louis (Gravois), Missouri 202 

Okeechobee, Florida _. 202 

Dayton, Tennessee 202 

Charlotte (Parkwood), North Carolina 201 
Chattanooga (Fourth Avenue), Ten- 
nessee 201 



125-199 

Annlston, Alabama 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania .... 

Douglas, Georgia 

Albany (8th Avenue), Georgia 

Belton. South Carolina 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 

Vicco, Kentucky 

Charleston (King Street), South 

Carolina 

Rossville. Georgia .... 

Ontario, California 

McColl, South Carolina 

Erwin, Tennessee 

Eloise, Florida 

Miamisburg, Ohio 

McMinnville. Tennessee 

Lindale, Georgia 

Cocoa, Florida 

Ferndale, Michigan 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania 

Paris Texas 

Sanford, North Carolina 

Gaffney. South Carolina 

Seneca, South Carolina 

Waycross (Brunei Street), Georgia .... 

Walllns, Kentucky 

Asheboro, North Carolina 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee 

West Liberty, Kentucky 

Cramerton, North Carolina .. 

Talladega. Alabama 

Lake Wales, Florida 

Orlando (East), Florida 

Lancaster, Ohio 

Honea Path, South Carolina 

Lawrenceville, Georgia 

Franklin, Ohio 

Greenville, Tennessee 

Manatee, Florida 

Salisbury, Maryland 

Crichton (Mobile), Alabama .. 
Chattanooga (East Ridge), Tennessee 

Richmond, Indiana 

Columbus (Frebls), Ohio 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee 
Sanford, Florida 

Baldwin, Georgia 

West Durham, North Carolina 

Springfield, North Carolina 

Winter Garden, Florida 

Chicago (Roseland), Illinois ... 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania 

Greenwood (South), South Carolina 

Bristol, Tennessee . 

Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas 



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West Danville, Virginia 172 

Sidney, Ohio 171 

Clinton, South Carolina 171 

Lancaster, South Carolina _. 171 

Mooresville. North Carolina 170 

York. South Carolina 170 

La Follette, Tennessee 170 

Porterville, California .... 169 

Garden Citv, Florida ... 169 

River Rouge, Michigan .... 169 

Hester Town, North Carolina 169 

Rockingham, North Carolina .... 169 

Huntington, West Virginia .... 169 

Trafford. Alabama 168 

Lake City, South Carolina _.. 168 

Kingsport (Chestnut Street), Ten- 
nessee ._. 168 

Roanoke, Virginia .... 168 

Rome (East), Georgia ._ 166 

Biloxi, Mississippi 166 

Calhoun, Georgia .... .... 165 

Bartow, Florida .... 165 

Naples, Florida 165 

Lexington, North Carolina 165 

Pomona, California .... 164 

Alma. Georgia 164 

West Charlotte, North Carolina 164 

Pinsonfork, Kentucky 163 

Lake Worth, Florida 162 

Melbourne, Florida . .... __ 161 

Johnson City, Tennessee 161 

Norfolk, Virginia __ 161 

Montgomery, Alabama 160 

Thomaston, Georgia .... 160 

Glenwood, North Carolina loO 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee 160 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio ._ _ 159 

Kelso, Washington 159 

Bainbridge, Georgia In8 

Brunswick, Georgia _. 158 

Summervllle, Georgia ._. 158 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 157 

Washington, Pennsylvania .... .... 157 

Adamsville, Alabama 155 

Willard, Ohio 155 

Georgetown, South Carolina 155 

Piney Grove, Georgia 154 

Hagerstown, Maryland 154 

Bladenboro, North Carolina 154 

Clearwater, Florida 153 

Greenville, Mississippi 153 

La France, South Carolina .... 153 

Soddy, Tennessee 153 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 152 

Hope Mills, North Carolina _ .... 152 

Greenville (Laurens Rd.), South Caro- 
lina 152 

Walhalla No. I, South Carolina 152 

Indian Springs. Alabama 151 

Combs, Kentucky 151 

Thomasville. North Carolina ... 151 

Tifton, Georgia .... 150 

Shepherds Fold, Louisiana 150 

Fayetteville (C and Adams), North 

Carolina 150 

Lucedale, Mississippi 150 

Statesville, North Carolina 150 

Dyersburg, Tennessee 150 

Mount Olive, Tennessee 150 

Parrott, Virginia ... 150 

Demorest, Georgia _ 149 

Eldorado, Illinois 149 

Royal Oak, Michigan 149 

Patetown. North Carolina 149 

Easlev, South Carolina 149 

Riverside (Ft. Worth), Texas 149 

East Gadsden, Alabama 148 

Largo, Florida 148 

West Asheville, North Carolina 148 

Somerset, Pennsylvania .... 148 

Alexandria, Virginia 148 

Logan, West Virginia ... 148 

Mableton, Georgia ... 147 

Valdese, North Carolina 147 

Akron (Kentucky), Ohio 147 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio 147 

Fresno (Temple), California .... 146 

Ft. Pierce. Florida 146 

Tallahassee, Florida 146 

Benton, Illinois 146 

East Indianapolis, Indiana 146 

Marlon (Cross Mill). North Carolina ... 146 

Maple Hollow, Tennessee 146 

Belle Glade, Florida 145 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida 145 

Richmond. Kentucky 145 



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Newport, Tennessee .... .... 145 

Bernard, Kentucky .... .... .... 144 

Willow Run, Michigan .... .... 144 

St. Loiuis (Northside), Missouri .... .... 144 

Wadesboro, North Carolina .._ .._ .... 144 

Middle Valley, Tennessee .... .... 144 

Solway, Tennessee .... .... 144 

Marked Tree, Arkansas .... .... .... .... .... 143 

Warner Robins, Georgia .... .... .... 143 

Lakedale, North Carolina .... 143 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio 143 

Woodruff, South Carolina .... .... 143 

Decatur, Alabama .... .... .... 142 

Fitzgerald, Georgia ... . 142 

Chase, Maryland 142 

Essex. Maryland ... . ... . .... 142 

Lemmon, South Dakota ... . _ .... 142 

Bluefield, Virginia _ .... .... 142 

Oakdale (Mobile), Alabama 141 

Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia 140 

Chokoloskee, Florida _ 140 

Bradley, Illinois .... ... .... .... .... .... 140 

Capitol Heights, Maryland .... .... 140 

South Henderson, North Carolina .... .... 140 

Chester, South Carolina 140 

Sylacauga, Alabama 139 

Middlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky 139 

Covington, Louisiana .... .... 139 

Laurens, South Carolina .... .... 139 

Knoxville (Oakwood), Tennessee ... . ... . 139 

Christiansburg, Virginia _ ... . .... 139 

Pasco, Washington 139 

Kimberly, Alabama .... .... ... . .— .__ 138 

Dalton, Georgia ... . .... ... . ... . .... .... .... 138 

Lavonia, Georgia .... .... .... 138 

St. Pauls, North Carolina . .. .... 138 

Orangeburg, South Carolina .._ ... .... 138 

Jackson, Tennessee .... .._ ... . ... . 138 

Sevierville, Tennessee _ 138 

Houston No. 2, Texas .... 138 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia 137 

Marietta, Georgia .... .... .... 137 

Fort Meade, Florida 137 

Chicago (Narragansett), Illinois .... .... 137 

Aiken, South Carolina .... .... 137 

Abingdon, Virginia 137 

Charleston, West Virginia 137 

Crumbley Chapel, Alabama .... .... .... 136 

Haines City, Florida .... 136 

Summit, Illinois .. .... ... . ... . .... ... . ... . 136 

Brenton, West Virginia .... .... .... 136 

Corbin, Kentucky .... 136 

Shafter, California .... .... ._ 135 

Carrollton, Georgia .... 135 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky 135 

Lydia Mill, South Carolina 135 

Sharp's Chapel, Louisiana 135 

Walhalla No. 2, South Carolina .... .... 135 

Albany (East), Georgia .... 134 

Boonsboro, Maryland __. 134 

Greensboro (State Street), North 

Carolina .... 134 

Maiden, North Carolina ~ ._. 134 

North Ridgeville, Ohio .... .... 134 

Hugo, Oklahoma .... .... .... .... .... 134 

Everett, Pennsylvania .... .... 134 

Memphis (Mississippi Boulevard), 

Tennessee .... .... 134 

MacArthur, West Virginia .... 134 

White Sulphur Springs, West Vir- 
ginia .... - 134 

Spring Hill, Alabama .... .... .... .... .... 133 

Mount Dora, Florida .... .... 133 

West Winter Haven (34th Street), 

Florida 133 

Dearborn, Michigan .... 133 

Union, South Carolina .... .... .... 133 

Oak Ridge, Tennessee _ 133 

Borger, Texas .... .... ... 133 

Sophia, West Virginia ... . .... .... 133 

Guntersville, Alabama .... .... .... 132 

Parkwood, Alabama ... . —. ... . ._. — . 132 

Oakley, California .... .... ... . — . 132 

Salinas, California ... .... .... .... .... ._. 132 

Couches Fork, Kentucky ...'. 132 

Winston Salem, North Carolina .... 132 

North East, Pennsylvania .... .... .... .... 132 

Petersburg, West Virginia ... . .... 132 

Masseyline, Alabama .... .... .... 131 

Homerville, Georgia 131 

Dade City, Florida .... 131 

Rochelle, Illinois 131 

Athens, Tennessee .... ... . ... . .... 131 

Sale Creek, Tennessee .... ... . ... . 131 

Albertville, Alabama .... 130 

Blackshear, Georgia 130 

Clifton, South Carolina .... 130 

Greenville (Washington Avenue), 

South Carolina 130 

North Rocky Mount, North Carolina ._. 130 

Prichard, Alabama .... 129 

Chandler, Arizona .... 129 

McKinleyville, California .... .... .... 129 

Savannah (Northside), Georgia 129 

Gap Hill, South Carolina 129 

North, South Carolina .... 129 

Morristown, Tennessee .... 129 

Samoset, Florida .... .... .... .... .... 128 



Bogalusa, Louisiana ... . ... . 128 

Tarboro, North Carolina ... . — . 128 

Wake Forest, North Carolina .... 128 

Columbia (West), South Carolina _. .._ 128 

South Boston, Virginia .... .... 128 

Lake Placid, Florida .... .... .... .... .... 127 

Williamsport, Maryland .... ... . — . ... . 127 

China Grove, North Carolina .... .... .... 127 

Washington, North Carolina ... . ... . 127 

Newry, South Carolina 127 

Elkins, West Virginia 127 

New Summit, Arkansas ... . .... .... — . 126 

Gainesville, Florida .... .... .... .... 126 

Lexington (7th Street), Kentucky .... 126 

Ashland, Ohio — . — . — . — . — . — . — . _. 126 

Elyria, Ohio .... .... _ .... .. .... 126 

Memphis (Rosamond Avenue), Ten- 
nessee .... .... 126 

Iowa Park, Texas ... . ... . ... . .... 126 

Buhl, Alabama .... .... .... 125 

Atlanta (Northside), Georgia .... 125 

Pinellas Park, Florida .... 125 

Mt. Vernon, Illinois 125 

East Bernstadt, Kentucky .... .... 125 

North Lansing, Michigan .... 125 

Hattiesburg, Mississippi .... .... 125 

Conway, South Carolina 125 

Sweetwater, Tennessee ... . ... . __ .... 125 

NATION'S TOP TEN IN HOME 
DEPARTMENT ATTENDANCE 

Total Monthly Attendance for September 

Greenville (Tremont), South Carolina 8,281 
Nashville (Meridian Street), Ten- 
nessee ... . — . .— 1,150 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), North Caro- 
lina .... 1,077 

East Lumberton, North Carolina 1,016 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 630 

Anderson (McDuffie Street), South 

Carolina .... .... .... .... 600 

Rock Hill, South Carolina .... 537 

East Gadsden, Alabama .... 496 

Uhrichville, Ohio ... ... .... .- 488 

Tampa (Bayshore), Florida .... 485 

TEN STATES HIGHEST IN HOME 
DEPARTMENTS 

South Carolina .... 39 

Georgia .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 30 

Florida .... .... .... .... .... 29 

Alabama .... .... .... .... .... .... 28 

West Virginia .... .... .... .... 26 

Ohio ... 24 

Michigan .... .... .... ... 23 

Arkansas .... .... ... . .... 20 

North Carolina 20 

Illinois 15 

Oklahoma 15 

REPORT OF NEW SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

Branch Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 .... 29 

New Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 .... 41 

Total Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 .... .... .... .... .... 70 

TEN HIGHEST CHURCHES IN NO. 
OF PERSONAL VISITS BY SUNDAY 
SCHOOL WORKERS 

"Souls cost soles." Enlist your Sunday 
School workers in systematic and regular 
visitation. It is the Biblical method and it 
is the best way to reach people for Christ 
and the Sunday School. 

NOTE: Every Sunday School should report 
their visits to their State Director. 
Middletown (Clayton Street), Ohio .... 3,259 

Samoset, Florida . .... 1,324 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio .... 1,164 

Bladenboro, North Carolina 1,158 

South Lebanon, Ohio .... ... . .... .... ... . 1,100 

Greer, South Carolina .... ... . 892 

Wichita (Riverside), Kansas .... .... .... 719 

Pelzer, South Carolina .. .... 635 

Miami (Myrtle Grove), Florida .... ... 588 

Perry, Florida .... 574 

CORRECTION 

The Texas State Office has notified us 
that the Fort Worth (Riverside), Texas 
Church had an average of 156 in Sunday 
School for the month of August and that 
they failed to send this in with the August 
report. 



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Average Weekly Attendance 
October 1961 
200 and Over 

Middletown (Clayton Street), Ohio 
Vicco, Kentucky .... .... .... .... 



325 
266 



Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio .... 247 
Sevierville (Home for Children), 

Tennessee .... - — 243 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 223 
Greenville (Tremont Avenue), South 

Carolina . . ... . ... . - — - — - 213 

South Mt. Zion, Georgia .... .... 211 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio .... ... . .... 208 

Erwin, North Carolina — . — 207 

150 to 199 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida __ 199 

Plant City, Florida _ .... — 192 

Kannapolis, North Carolina — — — 191 

Newport, Kentucky 180 

Coker, Alabama ... . ... . — . — . 178 

GoldsborO', North Carolina .... 177 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio .... .... 173 

Greer, South Carolina ... . — 168 

Garden City, Florida .... — . — . 158 

Perry, Florida — . 155 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio — ~ 150 

100 to 149 

Cocoa, Florida .... — . — . 149 

Baldwin, Georgia — . — . — . 149 

Garrison, West Virginia — — — 146 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 145 

Pulaski, Virginia .... ... . __ — . — . 145 

Rifle Range, Florida .... 142 

Brooklyn, Maryland __ .... — — . 141 

Statesville, North Carolina — 141 

West Liberty, Kentucky 140 

Christiansburg, Virginia .... ... . ... . ~ 140 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee 139 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida .... 135 

Combs, Kentucky — — _. 134 

Vanceburg, Kentucky .... .... .... 134 

Langley, South Carolina .... — . — . 132 

West Flint, Michigan .... .... .... .... .... 130 

Milford, Delaware 129 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 127 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 126 

Somerset, Kentucky . .... 125 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio .... — — 125 

Lemmon, South Dakota ... . .— — . .— 125 

Davton, Tennessee ... . ... . ... . — . 124 

Elo'ise, Florida — . ._. ._. .... 123 

Lancaster, Kentucky .... .... .... _ 123 

Austin, Indiana ... 122 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida .... 121 

Tarpon Springs, Florida .... 120 

Birmingham (North), Alabama _. — ... . 119 

Monroe (Rossler Street), Michigan 118 

East Lumberton, North Carolina 118 

Sylva, North Carolina — . 118 

Melbourne, Florida .... ... . ... . ... . 116 

South Lebanon, Ohio 116 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania ... . ... . ... . 116 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan 115 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida .... 114 
Wilmington (Fourth Street), North 

Carolina .... ... . .— 114 

Hazard, Kentucky .... .... .... _ 113 

Greenville, Tennessee ... . .... .... 113 

Bartow, Florida .... — . — . — . 112 

Wyandotte, Michigan 112 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio .... .... .... 112 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 112 

Paris, Texas . .. .... ... .... .... 112 

Anderson (McDuffie Street), South 

Carolina Ill 

Honea Path, South Carolina ... Ill 

Sumiton, Alabama .— ... . ... . .... 110 

Masseyline, Alabama ... . 110 

Washington, D. C. ... .... .... .... .... 110 

Kimberly, Alabama .. ... . .... 109 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida .... .... 109 

Fort Worth (Riverside), Texas 109 

Anniston, Alabama .._ __ ... . .... — . 108 

Okeechobee, Florida .... .... ... . 108 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia .... 108 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina .... .... 108 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 108 

Cleveland (South), Tennessee ... . ... . ._. 108 

Columbia, South Carolina 107 

Delbarton, West Virginia 107 

Griffin, Georgia .... .... .... .... .... 106 

Lenoir City, Tennessee .... 106 

Pinellas Park, Florida .... .... .... .... .... 105 

Hester Town, North Carolina 104 

Laurens, South Carolina .... .... .... 104 

Radford, Virginia ... . .... 104 

Piney Grove, Georgia .... .... .... 103 

Everett, Pennsylvania ... . ... . ... . ... . 102 

Porterville, California .. ... . .... 101 

West Frankfort, Illinois .... 101 

Winchester, Kentucky .... .... .... 101 

Patetown, North Carolina ... .... .... 101 

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania .... 101 

Huntsville (Governor's Drive), Ala- 
bama . .. 100 

Geneva, Alabama .... ... . ... . .... 100 

Zellwood, Florida .... 100 

Ferndale, Michigan... .... .... 100 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri 100 

Whitwell, Tennessee ... .... .... 100 

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EASTER TO PENTECOST 

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1962 Summer Witness 

Teams 3 
Trust and Obey — Part II 4 
One Million New Teen Age 

Drug Addicts 6 
What Being a Christian 

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He Proved His Willingness 

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Toward Happier Family Life 10 
Mitzi's Valentine 1 1 
Who's Who in October 

Outreach 1 2 

Stamps Pay Off 17 

Tokyo Report No. 3 1 8 

I Live in Three Rooms 20 

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Every Hearthstone an Altar 23 
Sunday School and Youth 

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(This article reports on the 1962 summer witness 
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ND SO, MY fellow Americans ask not what 
your country can do for you — ask what you 
can do for your country." So spoke John F. 
Kennedy in his innaugural address. In the spirit of 
this eloquent statement he created the Peace Corps 
and called for the youth of America to join its 
ranks. The first Peace Corps recruits are already on 
location in Africa. Reports indicate the corps has 
made mistakes but has also experienced some out- 
standing early successes. 

While we admire the youth whose democratic ideals 
inspired them to volunteer for the Peace Corps, we 
must confess that this program leaves something to 
be desired — or should we say some One. These young 
representatives of western democracy may enable 
backward countries to make advances in agriculture. 
They may even turn the political tide, but they can- 
not fully represent our nation as a Peace Corps. 
Because the freedom which we in America enjoy 
eminates from a governmental system founded upon 
a belief in God and His Word. So while we applaud the 
spirit of the Peace Corps we are appalled at its total 
lack of religious emphasis. 

The Youth Evangelistic Teams of the Church of God 
can be a Pentecostal Peace Corps with major emphasis 
in a message of hope. Last summer twenty-nine 
young people were assigned to four different states 
and three foreign countries. The results (as reported 
in this magazine) were far beyond expectation. Thou- 
sands were contacted and over five hundred accepted 
Christ. A church was begun in Providence, Rhode 
Island. At the end of the summer Ray Sanders, one 
of the Providence team members, stayed on to con- 
tinue the work. At the last report they were having 
sixty-five in Sunday School. These young people pio- 
neered a work and set a new pattern in evangelism 
which will be continued for many years. 

This year the National Sunday School and Youth De- 
partment in conjunction with the Lee College Pio- 
neers for Christ will again sponsor a summer of in- 
tensified witnessing. The impelling force which sends 
out these youth will be the appeal of Christ in John 
4:35, "Say not ye, There are yet four months, and 
then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift 
up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are 
white already to harvest." 

LOOKING FORWARD to the summer of 
1962 has brought about a prayerful analysis of last 
years program in the light of the over-all objectives of 
our witness teams. The first aim of this effort is to 
win the lost. We intend to strengthen the church 
wherever we go. We would also expect the experience 
to add stature and maturity to the young people 
who participate. The most dynamic effect could well 



be an explosion of youth evangelism in churches all 
across our land. 

Just now three key cities are under prayerful con- 
sideration. Witness teams of at least eight members 
and a sponsor will go into these cities on a mission 
of faith. 

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 
Population— 225,000 

Church of God membershi p — (No 

church) 
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO 

Population— 200,000 

Church of God membership — thirty-four 
OMAHA, NEBRASKA 

Population— 300,000 

Church of God membership — eighty-four 
Two English speaking countries in the Carribean 
which offer a dramatic challenge for a witness team 
are Barbados and Trinadad. A minister and a team 
of at least eight members will spend two weeks in 
revival on each of these islands. 

Lee College students from the Pioneers for Christ 
Club will furnish the nucleus of experienced workers 
for the teams. Pioneers for Christ sponsor, Charles 
Beach, has been in consultation with the National 
Department since the beginning of school. He reports 
that interest in the project is at an all time high. 
We should be proud that Lee College has a dynamic 
force of evangelism moving its students out from the 
comfortable and easy places into areas of great need. 
Now it is possible for dedicated youth in local 
churches to become a witness team member for a 
part of the summer. If you, as a young person be- 
tween the ages of 18 and 25, think you might like to 
become a part of this crusade, write to the following 
address: National Sunday School and Youth Depart- 
ment, 1080 Montgomery Avenue, Cleveland, Tennessee. 
A limited number of young people can be taken. 
After your letter is received you will receive a complete 
explanation of the program and an application for 
team membership. Team members will be chosen on 
the basis of their Christian witness, Christian char- 
acter, and talent. 

The witness teams will be chosen early enough to 
begin work on their trip. A plan of study will be 
designed to acquaint them fully with the area to 
which they will be assigned. In addition to practical 
instruction in witnessing, the young people will be 
introduced to the principle religious faiths they may 
encounter. Team members not attending Lee College 
will be briefed by correspondence. When the teams 
finally go to their assigned areas they will go well 
supervised, prepared mentally and spiritually, and 
backed by the prayers of Church of God believers 
around the world. 




Dan had a problem — a big problem! Mr. Jennings, 
teacher of the boys' class, was ill and Dan was sub- 
stituting for him. The boys in the class were rough 
on substitutes. Dan was the first one to stay longer 
than two Sundays. It now appeared that he would 
have to resign unless he could find a more effective 
way to interest the boys. Sally's encouragement and 
Pastor Harrison's advice suggested a possible solution. 
Could Dan make it work? 



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PART I I 



fi I I HEN CLASS Twelve as- 
\ l\ I sembled next Sunday 
1/1/ morning for their lesson 
the nine fellows were primed for 
a showdown. It was high time for 
Dan Gross to quit. Not that they 
didn't like Dan personally. As a 
matter of fact, there had been an 
argument about that. Ted and Jim, 
ringleaders, were for ousting him 
just as they had gotten rid of every 
substitute teacher before Dan. But 
Harry, Jake, Pete, and Otto were 
for going easy. Maybe allowing Dan 
to teach until Mr. Jennings re- 
turned from the hospital. "We 
might get one of those crabby old 
women teachers," Otto had warned. 
"Like the last one we had. She'd 
be lots worse'n Dan Gross any 
day." 

But Ted and Jim weren't going 
to be turned aside. "Think of the 
fun we'll have," Ted argued. "And 
it'll be sport to make him mad." 

No sooner had they entered the 
room than Dan handed the class 
record book to Ted. "Please check 
the attendance," he said. "And 
here, Jim, how about taking the 
offering?" 

Noting their surprised looks, Dan 
continued, "I need helpers in here. 
Takes too much of my time 
getting these records. Ted, I know 
you and Jim can have everything 
shipshape by the time the secre- 
tary comes for the book and mon- 
ey. You are responsible now." 

"Aw, they don't know how to do 
that stuff," Harry complained. 
"Those two guys can't even add 
in school." 

"Show him, fellows," Dan told 
Ted and Jim. 

Even Mr. Jennings had never giv- 
en them anything to do. Ted pre- 
tended to do his work reluctantly, 
but Dan could see he was pleased. 
He did it blusteringly and with 
plenty of unnecessary noise, but 
he did it. He had the record for 
Dan's hasty inspection five minutes 
before the secretary came. 

"Good!" Dan praised them. "Why 



didn't I get you two fellows to help 
before? Now look. I need two more 
boys to help me — let's see, how 
about Otto and Harry helping with 
the object lesson today?" Rather 
mysteriously he produced a large 
package, done up in brown paper 
with plenty of strings tied around 
it. The two boys sprang to his side. 
They weren't going to let Ted and 
Jim outdo them. 

"Who can guess what is in this 
box?" Dan asked, fussing with the 
tightly-knotted cord. Several gues- 
ses, all wrong, were made. Ted, 
unable to restrain his curiosity, 
whipped out his knife and cut the 
string. 

The object lesson proved inter- 
esting and mysterious to the end. 
Dan skillfully wove the lesson story 
around the experiment — o n e he 
had learned in college last winter. 
He noticed that Ted and Jim were 
particularly interested in the ac- 
tion of the chemicals he had 
mixed. "I'd like to do that stuff 
some time," Ted said, as they were 
dismissed. "May I?" 

"Sure thing. And you, too, Jim. 
How about coming over to my 
house some evening next week? I 
have some other things I could 
show you fellows, if you like ex- 
periments." 

Thursday evening not 

only Ted and Jim but half the 
others came to Dan's house. Dan 
had asked Lydia to bake some 
cookies and make lemonade. It was 
a noisy but interested group that 
gathered around the big kitchen 
table while Dan planned an ex- 
periment for next Sunday morning. 
He kept the lesson in the forefront 
all the while, too. By the time their 
plans were completed, the boys 
present knew something about the 
lesson. 

"We'll show up those other kids," 
laughed Ted. 

Miss Sharpson, the next week, 
told the superintendent that the 
boys next door were noisier than 



ever. "But," she added, "that fel- 
low Dan Gross does seem to have 
them interested. And I suppose 
I can stand the noise if they're 
learning something good." 

A week later, Dan proposed a 
hike in the woods for Saturday aft- 
ernoon. Every one of the nine 
voted to go. "But you must promise 
to obey me," Dan warned. "And 
just to make sure you do so, I'll 
need two assistants. Ted and Jim, 
how about you?" 

"Sure!" yelled both. "We'll make 
those kids obey!" Ted flexed his 
biceps to demonstrate. 

The hike was no picnic for Dan. 
But he lived through it. And he 
learned considerable about boys, 
particularly obstreperous Ted, the 
ringleader. Ted was bright and 
alert; he liked nature and was 
really interested when Dan ex- 
plained about the leaves, plants, 
and birds they saw. Dan was 
thankful for his knowledge of bot- 
any, and put some of it to work. 
He tried to speak also of some 
points in recent Sunday School les- 
sons, as opportunity arose. 

The boys brought home many 
"treasures" from the hike. They 
intended to start a museum in the 
class room, if Dan could provide a 
suitable case. "We'll come over to 
your house and help build one," 
Jim offered. "I saw a wood-work- 
ing outfit in your shed." 

"Agreed," said Dan. "Thursday 
evening, fellows." 

"Say," grinned fat Otto, "will 
there be cookies again?" 

"I'll ask my sister to bake some," 
Dan promised. "Every last one of 
you fellows be on hand now." 

To Dan's delight, Lydia secretly 
invited Sally to help her "serve." 
Sally's father was kept posted on 
developments through young Sam, 
too. While Dan and the "noisy 
nine" were busy with lathe, saw, 
and hammer, Mr. Clemson and Sam 
slipped over and deposited a freez- 
er of home-made ice-cream on the 



BY JONATHAN WEST 



back porch of the Gross farm- 
house. 

At the proper time, Sally went 
outside and let out a little cry of 
feigned surprise. It brought the 
gallant Dan on the run, followed 
by the boys. He nearly fell over 
the freezer of ice cream. 

With whoops and yells of delight 
the boys danced around while the 
girls served the ice cream with 
crackers and some of Sally's prize 
cake. Dan was thrilled to see the 
boys so happy. Ted and Jim were 
having a good time, too. 

Sally led them in some games. 
Then she managed to get everyone 
around the piano and to lead them 
in some comical songs, gradually 
working around to gospel songs and 
hymns. The singing wasn't very 
harmonious, but it was lusty and 
sincere. 

When Dan said he'd walk Sally 
home, the boys said they'd go along. 
"We live over that way," Ted ex- 
plained. 

It WAS A beautiful 
summer night. The moon was full, 
the air cool and bracing. At Sally's 
gate, Dan said, "Now, fellows, 
you've helped me see Sally home, so 
we'll return the favor and see you 
home. How about it, Sally?" 

She agreed with a smile. With 
the nine boys safely returned to 
their homes, the happy young cou- 
ple strolled slowly back to the 
Clemson farm. "What a lovely 
night," Sally exclaimed. "How good 
the Lord is to us!" 

"Indeed He is!" Dan agreed, 
heartily. "I want to thank you, 
Sally, for the 'little prayers' you 
offered for me that morning when 
I didn't have the courage to go 
through with this teaching job. Re- 
member?" 

"That's all right, Dan. It was a 
pleasure to help." She hesitated, 
then added, "I might as well admit 
that I pray for you every day, Dan. 
I think the Lord has a real jot 
for you — just as He had for your 
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Illustrated by Walter Ambrose 

The hike was no picnic for Dan. But he lived through it. 



45105 



David R. Wilkerson, Director 
Teen Challenge Center 
New York 1 , New York 




One Million New 
Teen Age \ 
Drug Addicts 



- 



By David Wilkerson 




J CAN ONLY ATTEMPT to de- 
scribe the most shocking 
scene I have ever witnessed. 
He was a handsome teen-ager who 
kept pleading — "All I want David, 
is a fix! Do something — don't just 
stand there." Every muscle in his 
body was twitching. He was gasp- 
ing for breath and vomiting blood. 
His eyes were wild with pain and 
every vein in his neck was puffed 
and dark bluish. Joe was sick — 
badly in need of an injection of 
heroin. I lost sight of him through 
my tears as he was heading down 
South Second Street threatening 
to mug another victim. 
Joe is only one of thousands of 




youth who were only looking for a 
thrill but are now "mainline" drug 
addicts who spend on an average 
of $20 to $60 each day to support 
their habit. Teen-agers across the 
continents have gone "drug" crazy. 
In Baltimore hundreds of youth 
are getting "high" on the new kick 
called "glue sniffing." Half a tube 
of airplane glue is placed in a pa- 
per sack and the fumes are in- 
haled. Glue sniffing is addictive. 
It can damage the brain, nervous 
system, bladder, kidneys, liver and 
bone marrow. Police officials have 
even dealt with eight-year-o 1 d s 
found deathly sick from "glue 
sniffing." High school students in 
metropolitan areas are drinking 
four ounces of cough syrup for a 
mild fix — six to eight ounces for 
one "way out." Unnumbered thou- 
sands of teen-agers are dragging 
on "marijuana sticks." Pod smok- 
ers can now be found in the small- 
est towns and villages from coast 
to coast. I have dealt with eleven- 
year-old youngsters who thought 
nothing of smoking five and six 
M. sticks in one day. 

Glue sniffers, syrup suckers, pod 
puffers, usually end up as "main- 
line" heroin users. I have been 
called an alarmist — and often ac- 
cused of exaggerating the extent 
of adolescent drug addiction. Yet 
I have heard the hoof beats of 
Satan — I have touched the pulse 
of the asphalt jungle. Unless God 



in His great mercy undertakes and 
intervenes — your own neighbor- 
hood is about to be plagued by 
this curse of narcotics. The alarm- 
ing spread of drug addiction can 
be traced directly to the Chinese 
Communist regime and more specif- 
ically to Fang Jung Ho, the Com- 
mies chief of special trade. The 
People's Bank of China handles 
millions of dollars from the sale 
and promotion of drugs. Opium 
and heroin shipments are guarded 
by the Red Chinese army. Narcot- 
ics experts claim that over five mil- 
lion acres in starving China are 
now devoted exclusively to inten- 
sive cultivation of narcotic poppies. 
Chinese Communist leaders have 
forcibly kidnapped Chinese youth 
and shipped them off to sea on a 
dope fleet. They are tied hand and 
foot and forcibly given injections 
until they manifest a craving for 
narcotics. They soon become con- 
firmed addicts. This is the young 
army of slaves produced by Chin- 
ese dope mobsters who are now 
willing and eager to undertake any 
criminal assignment in exchange 
for daily narcotic requirements. 
They are now stalking the street 
of every major city in California 
as well as New York. Around the 
world the same reports are being 
heard. The Communists are spend- 
ing much time and money enslav- 
ing unsuspecting teen-agers every- 

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^■■tO ME, BEING a Christian 
is the most wonderful thing 



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that a person could ever be. 
I consider it a higher achievement 
than the Presidency of the United 
States. Have you ever looked at 
the word "Christian"? Have you 
ever wondered at the meaning? I 
will tell you what it means, it 
means "Christlike." "Christian" 
means to be like Christ. 

A Christian has a hand guiding 
him in his daily activities, and 
through trials that the devil puts 
on his shoulders to bear. A Chris- 
tian has a light guiding him until 
he can see heaven's shining streets 
and the Lord's sweet face. 

A Christian has the most won- 
derful opportunity there is: the op- 
portunity to lead souls to Christ. 
By leading souls to Christ, you are 
preparing a happier and grander 
entrance to your mansion that the 
Lord is building for you up in 
heaven. You will bring your sheaves 
with you. 

Being a Christian is at times very 
difficult, yet is most rewarding. It 
is difficult, because everyone is 
watching you, waiting for you to 
make the wrong move. A Christian 
is watched just as Christ was 
watched when He was on earth. 
People watched Christ constantly 
and intently, hoping that he would 
make a wrong move. So, one of a 
Christian's duties is to live by 
God's Word, the Bible, and to live 
righteously in this sinful world. 
You will make mistakes and go 
through valleys, but you must re- 
member that only the Lord, Jesus 
Christ, is perfect. 

The Christian life is not a bed of 
roses, but there are roses strewn 
all along the way. The best thing 
about a trial is when you can look 
up and say, "Thank you Lord, for 
helping me, and being near me in 
my time of trouble." 

School presents a trial for a 
young person who tries to be 
Christlike. When I am tempted, 
and Satan tries to get me to do 
something I should not do, I go to 
the Lord in prayer. I am fourteen 
and in the ninth grade, and there 
are many temptations for me. One 
of the first things that my class- 
mates notice about me is that I 
do not wear lipstick. When they 



offer me the use of their lipstick, 
I politely refuse. They then ask 
me why I do not use lipstick, and 
I have an opportunity to witness 
for Christ. My reply to them is that 
the Bible says "Love not the world, 
neither the things that are in the 
world. If any man love the world, 
the love of the Father is not in 
him." Do you realize that if you 
will take a stand for Jesus, and 
stand behind your faith with the 
Bible, people will respect you more? 

A Christian does not mind being 
different from others. I had always 
understood that in Texas it was 
required that the students all wear 
shorts in the Physical Education 
classes. I have always had a little 
heart-to-heart talk with the prin- 
cipal, and I do not have to expose 
my naked legs to anyone. 

The same principle applies to the 
school socials and functions. They 
have a dance, it seems, every few 
days. I actually have many invita- 
tions, but I gracefully decline. They 
do not get mad at me, and shun 
me. They realize that I do not 
care for the things of the world. 
I feel free to attend their churches 
and church banquets, etc., and I 
go when I am invited and wish 
to go. 

I know that I must not be 
ashamed of Christ, for He said 
"Whosoever shall deny me before 
men, him will I also deny before 
my Father which is in heaven." I 
suppose I am marked, because I 
believe that when you make a vow 
with God, you should keep that 
vow. I believe that Christians will 
want to wear modest clothes, leave 
off the jewelry, and let the light 
of God shine on their faces. 

There are many blessings in be- 
ing a Christian. One of the activ- 
ities I enjoy most of all is going 
to the Rest Homes on Sunday aft- 
ernoons. The aged men, women 
and sometimes their relatives all 
gather in the front room, or lobby, 
to hear us sing and to be taught 
the Sunday School lesson. They 
tell us they enjoy our coming, and 
that they get a blessing out of it. 
One place we visited started with 
only six, but last Sunday we had 
17 in attendance. 

I enjoy being a Christian. It is 
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What 



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A 



Christian 

Means To 



Me 



By Gaynelle Lippard 



He Proved His 




To Give 



By Margie M. Mixon 



Luomo 




(~—i HE ANXIOUS, sad watchers 
/ noted a moan from the 
^_y long, gaunt form. The clock 
revealed the time as 7:00 a.m. 
Many of the men wept. In just 
twenty-two minutes the last breath 
was drawn. Secretary of War 
Stanton broke the silence — "Now, 
he belongs to the ages." 

Dr. Phineas Gurley, pastor of 
Mr. Lincoln, knelt as he said, "Let 
us pray." 

Mrs. Lincoln, beside herself with 
grief cried, "Oh, my God! I have 
given my husband to die!" 

John Wilkes Booth, the half-mad 
actor and assassin had fled Wash- 
ington and now was in Bryantown, 
Maryland. 

Bells began to toll in Washing- 
ton — telegraph keys delivered the 
message in all directions — emotions 
of every description registered on 
the faces of the people — some wept 
— some appeared sick. The hatred 
held by many for Mr. Lincoln 
quickly melted into the purest of 
love. 

Mr. Jim Bishop, in describing the 
scene, said, "The tears were uni- 
versal. In New York, a red-eyed 
man, sober, stood on a corner talk- 
ing to no one in particular and he 
said: 'If he could just come back 
for one moment, I know what he'd 
say; he'd say, Forgive him — he 
knew not what he did.' " 

"No man made great by death 
offers more hope to lowly pride 
than does Abraham Lincoln;" said 
T. V. Smith, "he won through 
death what life disdains to bestow 
upon such simple souls — lasting 
peace and everlasting glory." 

Strange events indeed led to the 
assassination of our sixteenth 
president. 

On April 1 — just three days be- 
fore the final day — as Mr. and Mrs. 
Lincoln entertained a few friends 
at the White House, Mr. Lincoln 
commented, "It seems strange how 
much there is in the Bible about 
dreams. There are, I think, some 
sixteen chapters in the Old Testa- 
ment and four or five in the New 
in which dreams are mentioned; 
and there are many other passages 
throughout the book which refer 
to visions. If we believe the Bible, 
we must accept the fact that, in 



the old days, God and His angels 
came to men in their sleep and 
made themselves known in 
dreams." 

Noting the serious expressions of 
the group, Mr. Lincoln hastened to 
add, "Nowadays dreams are re- 
garded as very foolish and are sel- 
dom told, except by old women and 
by young men and maidens in 
love." 

"Do you believe in dreams?" 
asked Mrs. Lincoln. 

"I can't say that I do," answered 
the President, "but I had one the 
other night which has haunted me 
ever since. After it occurred, the 
first time I opened the Bible, 
strange as it may appear, it was 
at the twenty-eighth chapter of 
Genesis, which relates the wonder- 
ful dream Jacob had. I turned to 
other passages, and seemed to en- 
counter a dream or a vision where - 
ever I looked . . . Everywhere my 
eyes fell upon passages recording 
matters strangely in keeping with 
my own thoughts . . ." 

Fu RTHER questions 
were asked about the dream and 
the President related it in detail. 

"About ten days ago, I retired 
very late. I had been waiting up 
for important dispatches. I could 
not have been long in bed when 
I fell into a slumber, for I was 
weary. I soon began to dream. 
There seemed to be a deathlike 
stillness about me. Then I heard 
subdued sobs, as if a number of 
people were weeping. I thought I 
left my bed and wandered down- 
stairs." 

"There the silence was broken 
by the same pitiful sobbing, but 
the mourners were invisible, I went 
from room to room. No living per- 
son was in sight, but the same 
mournful sounds of distress met 
me as I passed along. It was light 
in all the rooms; every object was 
familiar to me, but where were all 
the people who were grieving as 
if their hearts would break? 

"I was puzzled and alarmed . . . 
Determined to find the cause of a 
state of things so mysterious and 
so shocking, I kept on until I ar- 
rived in the East Room, which I 
entered. There I met with a sick- 
ening surprise. Before me was a 
catafalque, on which rested a 



corpse in funeral vestments. 
Around it were stationed soldiers 
who were acting as guards; and 
there was a throng of people, some 
gazing mournfully upon the corpse, 
whose face was covered, others 
weeping pitifully. 

" 'Who is dead in the White 
House?' I demanded of one of the 
soldiers. 

" 'The President,' was his an- 
swer. 'He was killed by an assas- 
sin.' 

"Then came a loud burst of grief 
from the crowd, which awoke me 
from my dream. I slept no more 
that night and, although it was 
only a dream, I have been strangely 
annoyed by it ever since." 

How strange indeed that Mr. 
Lincoln's dream was a reality in 
just three short days. Even more 
strange it is that such an untimely 
death would win for this noble man 
that which he had spent half a 
lifetime striving for! 

Death brought tne kindness and 
friendship that often had been 
missing in his most difficult years. 
One of his biographers gives us a 
glimpse into the closing hours of 
his life — "Senator Sumner, sitting 
near the head of the bed, took the 
President's left hand in his and, 
bowing his head, began to sob. See- 
ing this Robert Lincoln began to 
weep. Dr. Charles Taft said, 'It's 
the saddest death scene I've ever 
witnessed!' " 

Deeply touched by the death 
scene was young physician Dr. 
Leale, an ardent admirer of the 
President and the first to admin- 
ister care at Ford Theater where 
the assassination occured. Dr. Leale 
explained later to his friends why 
he stayed so near the President in 
his last hours. Realizing that rea- 
son might return before the end, he 
wanted Mr. Lincoln to know "that 
he was in touch with humanity 
and had a friend." 

A GLIMPSE into the 
other portion of this unique event 
reveals tragedy instead of triumph. 
The hatred that lurked in John 
Wilkes Booth's heart is indeed a 
contrast to the beauty of Lincoln's 
life. But was it hatred as much as 
pride? Early in life he told a chum, 
"What I want is not to be so fine 




an actor as my 
father, but rath- 
er to be a name 
in history. I will 
make my name 
remembered b y 
succeeding gen- 
erations." 

Reactions of others during 
America's hour of tragedy bring to 
light startling facts. Why was Sec- 
retary of War Stanton forced from 
his post by the succeeding Presi- 
dent? Jim Bishop, in describing Mr. 
Stanton's actions shortly after the 
assassination, said, "He held the 
reins of government as though all 
his life had been a training ground 
for this one event." His serious er- 
rors of judgment later led to lying 
in an effort to protect himself. 
Partially responsible for this er- 
roneous judgment and hasty ac- 
tion was his deep-rooted prejudice 
against the South. 

Other lives figured prominently 
in this page of American history. 
Innocent people lost their lives and 
others went to prison. Mrs. Mary E. 
Surratt, keeper of the boarding- 
house where John Wilkes Booth 
met with other conspirators, was 
the first woman in America to be 
legally executed. Authorities, in 
later checking all authentic rec- 
ords, felt that she was innocent. 

Mrs. Peter Marshall, in relating 
Dr. Marshall's pastorate at the 
church where Abraham Lincoln 
had worshipped, told Americans in 
her book first published in 1951, "At 
first I was suspicious that New 
York Avenue's Lincoln tradition, if 
not unauthentic, had at least been 
exaggerated and glorified with the 
passing years. I determined to find 
out for myself just how accurate 
it was. Several old safes in the 
church were filled with musty rec- 
ords. Finally, I found the trustees' 
book of pew rents covering the 
Civil War period. Under the 'L's' 
was one page with the unadorned 
notation, 'A. Lincoln.' The Presi- 
dent had been a bit behind in his 
pew-rent payment at the time of 
his assassination. Other fascinating 
records and documents completely 
satisfied me. It was all true — to- 
gether with more, much more, that 

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Toward Happier 
Family Lite 



BY ROY BERNARD JUSSELL 



^— 7 HOSE OF US WHO have suffered from hunger 

" / but could not have food understand how hard 
* — ' it is. 

There is another hunger that most of us know — 
the hunger of being appreciated for our efforts. 

Teen-age Susan, Mother, little Johnny, Father, and 
grandparents, all feel a hunger for praise. 

Johnny may think, "Mommy and Daddy don't praise 
me." 

Susan: "My parents seldom mention the things I 
do well." 

Mother: "My efforts for my loved ones aren't often 
noticed." 

Father: "The family takes for granted all that I 
earn and do for them." 

Grandparents: "Our children and grandchildren 
seem to have forgotten us." 

Such thoughts are seldom spoken, but kept locked 
within and deaden our spirits. 

Who can live without encouraging words, smiles, 
and pats on the shoulder? Toward our well-being, 
they are as much needed as warmth on a frigid night. 

It takes but seconds to speak those warm, encour- 
aging words that send us off aglow to accomplish 
more. 

In writing about praise I cannot help but remember 
my mother, who had this splendid quality in full 
measure and good proportion; neither too much, nor 
too little. 

When we children stood at the door to leave for 
school, Mother stood with us, smiling and encouraging 
everyone. And when we returned home she was there 
to greet us, eager to hear how we had fared. 

If one of us had failed in a lesson or in our relations 
at school, she would hear about it and say, "So then 
you will do better tomorrow," and place her loving 
arms about us. "Tomorrow everything will be fine. 
Pray, and God will hear." 

It TAKES SO little time to say, one to 

another, such heart- warming words as: 
Daugher to Mother, "I hope to be as good and 

sweet as you, Mother." 
Mother to daughter, "You're doing better day by 

day." 
Brother to sister, "Thanks a lot for the favor. Sis." 
Grandchild to grandparent, "I've missed you!" 
Sister to brother, "That was very thoughtful of you." 
Son to father, "Dad, you're the greatest!" 
Father to son, "You did the job well, Son." 
Wife to husband, "Dear, I'm so glad that I married 

you." 
Husband to wife, "You look especially pretty, dear." 
Such words build at once the recipient of them. 



Giving praise can be made a habit; habits are con- 
sciously begun and with practice take root. What a 
fine adventure to begin the habit of praise. 

Perhaps a certain period of the morning, or evening, 
might be set as "Praise and Appreciation Time" until 
the praise-habit is formed and becomes a part of us, 
and, of course, looking for the good in people will 
make praise spring from the heart. 

Often, in our human relations outside the home we 
are thanked, as a matter of mannerly form, and 
sometimes the thanks seem stiff and unfelt; but in 
home life the love and closeness of it makes appre- 
ciation warm, as it should be. 

The family circle should work diligently at improv- 
ing personal relations in the home, and it is praise 
of each other that helps so greatly; for we cannot 
give without receiving; that law of life is immutable. 
When we make someone happy we make ourselves 
happy; when we increase another, we have increased 
ourselves. Thus, praise is a two-way lane, increasing 
him who gives and him who receives. 

But while words express appreciation, it is also ex- 
pressed in the thoughtful acts that we do, especially 
if they are a surprise. Even so small a thing as a door 
opened, a small errand done, and certain easy work 
finished will express appreciation. 

Teen-age John's father was most grateful to find the 
lawn mowed when he came home from a difficult 
day of work, and John was pleased because Dad was 
pleased. Later, John, to his complete surprise, was all 
a-grin to see that Dad had repaired his bicycle. 

Mother, returning home from nursing an ill friend, 
was deeply thankful that her teen-age Linda had 
done the family wash; and Linda was happy because 
Mother was happy. Mother had been thoughtful 
enough to buy the notebook Linda needed for school. 
All these unexpected surprises proved an appreciative 
heart. 

In the grand mission which our God has set for us, 
surely its success-formula must be: Do more good 
than is expected of you, everywhere; in school, in 
church, and in one's work. 

Shall we then begin thinking, "What can I say 
now in praise?" There is so much good in each of us 
if only we will look for it! 

And, not one of us rises in greatness of character, 
or in achievement through his own efforts alone, but 
we climb higher through approval, praise and appre- 
ciation of others. It is praise that ignites the spark 
which carries us forward to perform tasks we had 
thought ourselves incapable of accomplishing. 

That we may not hunger too much for love and 
praise, let us give of them, and so receive them toward 
our tranquility of spirit and well-being. 



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By Ann Tegtmeier 




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iITZI WAS WATCHING her older sister Mona. 
'Mona was making valentines to take to school. 
'Let me help you," begged Mitzi. 

"No, Mitzi, you are too little." 

"Too-little-too-little," said Mitzi in a sing-song voice. 
"To little like this throw-away red heart." 

"Mother!" called Mona. "Please make Mitzi let my 
things along. She will spoil something." 

Mother came and whispered a secret in Mitzi's ear. 
Mitzi followed her into the kitchen. What they did 
was a secret, too. It was a valentine for Daddy. 

"I wish I had a valentine to give someone," said 
Mitzi. 

"This will be a valentine present from both of us," 
said Mother. 

"Yes, but I mean a really, truly valentine all by my- 
self," said Mitzi. "A valentine that no one else could 
give." 

"Then be your own sweet self," said Mother. "That 
is a gift anyone can give." 

NEXT MORNING MITZI watched Mona 
put the valentines into a big, red box — all except one. 
She hid that under her pillow. 

"Shhh, don't you tell," said Mona. "It is a secret." 

"I know two secrets," said Mitzi. 

That night Daddy came home early. He had a big, 
red box under his arm. He hid it behind some books 
in his room. 

"Don't tell Mother," said Daddy, "It's a secret." 

"I'm getting tired of other people's secrets," said 
Mitzi. "I want a secret all my own. A secret nobody 
else can have." 

"Think of something very nice to do at the sup- 
per table. Like drinking all of your milk," said Daddy. 



"That is a secret anyone can have." 

After supper Mitzi was playing in the big chair. She 
put her hand down into the side. She felt something 
hard and round. Now she had a secret. 

Mitzi sat still and thought what to do with her se- 
cret. Fifty cents would buy a very nice hair ribbon. 
Or perhaps it might buy a valentine for Mother. Oh, 
there were lots of things she could do with her 
secret! 

"Bedtime!" called Mother. 

Mitzi wrapped the fifty-cent piece in her hanky. 
Then she hid it under her pillow. 

BEDTIME AT MITZI'S house meant prayer 
time. Mitzi was good friends with God. She always told 
Him all about her day. She told Him about the cake 
in the kitchen. She told Him about the valentine under 
Mona's pillow. She told Him about the candy behind 
the books. She knew Mother and Daddy and Mona 
wouldn't mind if she told God. 

After awhile Mitzi told God about the secret under 
her own pillow. But God didn't seem to be so friendly 
about it. Mitzi almost thought God was frowning. 
Mitzi thought about it for a long time. 

Then she slipped out of bed. She ran downstairs. 

"Why Mitzi! Aren't you asleep?" asked Mother. 

Mitzi told her mother about the fifty-cent piece. 
She told Mother what she had planned to do with it. 

"But it really wasn't mine to spend at all, was it, 
Mother? That was why God wasn't happy about it, 
wasn't it? Now I can't buy you a valentine after all." 

Mother hugged Mitzi very close. 

"That was the very best valentine I shall ever have 
in my whole life!" she said. 



11 



WHO'S WHO IN 

(D (D TT (D IB IS a 



The National Sunday School and Youth 

Department is happy to announce the winners 

in our 1961 Fall Enlargement Campaign — 

OCTOBER OUTREACH. With a complete 

sell-out of campaign packets and the reports 

coming in from State Directors and local 

churches, we believe OCTOBER OUTREACH was 

a rewarding success. 

Almost every Sunday School is interested 

in sound, continuous growth. The methods to 

promote this growth were included in the 

Fall Enlargement Campaign packet. You 

will find that much of the material is usable 

in the months ahead. 

For the new spring emphasis see 

elsewhere in this paper about the EASTER TO 

PENTECOST LOYALTY CAMPAIGN. 




SUNDAY SCHOOL. WINNERS 



OCTOBER 




OUTREACH 



NATIONAL WINNER 

Church 

Okeechobee, Florida 



GROUP I— (10-75) 

Anacortls, Washington (20th Avenue) 
Dallas, Texas (Elam Road) 
Brunswick. Georgia (Sterling) 
Louisville. Kentucky (Parkland) 
Cincinnati. Ohio (Falrmount) 
Rockwell. North Carolina 
Bogalusa, Louisiana (Warren Street) 
Alliance, Ohio (Haines Avenue) 
Fernandlna Beach, Florida (Fourth Street) 
Vancouver, Washington (Z Street) 

GROUP II— (76-149) 

Okeechobee, Florida 

Fresno. California (Temple) 

Ontario, California 

Sophia. West Virginia 

Durham, North Carolina (West) 

Decatur, Alabama (Sherman Street) 

Lucedale, Mississippi 

San Pablo, California 

Hagerstown. Maryland 

Bush, Louisiana (Sharp's Chapel) 

GROUP III— (150-299) 

Knoxvllle, Tennessee (Central) 
Cincinnati, Ohio (Hatmaker) 
Washington, D. C. (National) 
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 
Jackson, Mississippi (Bailey Avenue) 
Cleveland, Ohio (East 55th Street) 



Sunday School 
Superintendent 


Pastor 


John Smith 


Dewey Herndon 


Sunday School 
Superintendent 


Pastor 


Margaret Ostrom 


Clarence Ostrom 


A. E. Fischer 


E. M. Smith 


Wayne Douglas 


G. M. Williams 


Clarence Cox 


D. B. Hatfield 


Harry A. Hurst 


James R. Winters 


James Bentley 


Joseph R. Chambers 


Doyle Morgan 


David Beatty 


Bobble D. Gammon 


Wayne Rosson 


W. Frank Allen 


L. M. Johnson 


Fred Apling 


H. P. Hale 


John Smith 


Dewey Herndon 


Leroy Combs 


Robert E. Fisher 


Marvin Wright 


Floyd L. McClung 


Buford Riggs 


W. J. Blair 


John C. Hilton 


J. T. Turnage 


Nolan G. Futral 


F. T. Dismukes 


Teddy Rlgney 


Travis Henderson 


Lonnle McMllln 


Lemuell Johnson 


William Wise 


Paul S. Cook 


Elvis McLaln 


J. T. Crlbb 


Charles Allen 


David G. Culp 


Rudolph Rogers 


W. C. Edgell 


H. E. Goings 


Ralph E. Day 


J. R. Mason 


C. S. Grogan 


Billy Chalk 


M. H. Kennedy 


H. M. Lester 


W. R. Marcum 



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McMlnnville, Tennessee 
Talladega, Alabama 
Knoxvllle (Eighth Avenue) 
Plant City, Florida (Forrest Park) 



Joe Alexander 
Noah T. Slzemore 
Carl Wilklns 
Thomas E. Beasley, Jr. 



Garland Grlffis 
C. H. Shaw 
Brady Dennis 
W. Burle Sumner 



GROUP IV— (300 and Up) 

Wilmington, North Carolina (Fourth Street) Judson H. Hill Ray Collins 

Flint, Michigan (West) Bert S. Bingham O. W. Polen 

Hamilton, Ohio (7th and Chestnut Streets) Virgil McQween E. O. Byington 



Y. P. E. WINNERS 



NATIONAL WINNER 

Church 

Mllford, Delaware 



Y.P.E. President Pastor 

Mrs. Leon Donovan W, E. Tuil 



Church 

GROUP I— (10-49) 

Mt. Moriah, Ohio 

Saraland, Alabama 

Bogalusa, Louisiana 

Sophia, West Virginia 

Tempe, Arizona 

Dlllard, Oregon 

Odenton, Maryland 

Louisville, Kentucky (Parkland) 

Farmer City, Illinois 

Blythevllle, Arkansas 

GROUP II— (50-75) 

Mllford, Delaware 

Fresno, California (Temple) 

Decatur, Alabama (Sherman Street) 

Grand Rapids, Michigan (Front Street) 

Cahokia, Illinois 

Ft. Pierce, Florida (24th Street) 

Wilmington, Delaware 

Knoxvllle, Tennessee (Eighth Avenue) 

Myrtle Grove, Florida (Opa Locka) 

Asheville, North Carolina (West) 



Y.P.E. President 



Maudle Snyder 

Betty Knapp 

Gary Wheat 

Mrs. Louis Vaught 

Patty Rains 

Wayne Eason 

Mrs. Dorothy Frizzelle 

Wanda Cox 

June Bray 

Francis Bardwell 



Mrs. Juanlta Baldree 

Donovan 
Jim Bankston 
Horace D. Hall 
Mrs. Bessie Longcore 
Mrs. Paulyne Bandy 
Evelyn L. Green 
Rose Marie Shick 
Ruth S. Madden 
Thurman McGee 
Lottie Watkins 



Pastor 



Ira Tlbbs 
Douglas Davis 
David Beatty 
W. J. Blair 

C. W. Rains 
Calvin Rogers 
M. C. Salmon 

D. B. Hatfield 

D. L. Blankenshlp 
Eugene Maddox 



W. E. Tull 

Robert E. Fisher 

F. T. Dismukes 

G. J. Chandler 
C. M. Newton 
Paul Shoemaker 
S. B. McCane, Jr. 
Brady Dennis 
James Hockensmlth 
Roy C. Miller 




GROUP III— (76-125) 

Cincinnati, Ohio (Hatmaker) 
Birmingham, Alabama (North) 
San Pablo, California 
Jesup, Georgia 
Paris, Texas 
Springfield, Illinois 



Ruby Phelps 

Leo Nix 

Robert Neal Ledbetter 

Lola Leonard 

Mrs. Novella Moore 

Charles W. Stone 



W. C. Edgells 
A. N. Lee 
Lemuell Johnson 
C. N. Bolt 
Othoe Stegall 
Ernest Moats 



GROUP IV— (126 and Up) 

Flint, Michigan (West) 
Chattanooga, Tennessee (North) 



Gene Mince 
Bob Owens 



O. W. Polen 
M. E. Roberson 



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With a Gold Star Total Abstainers' Hospitalization Policy, you 
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Pays you $100.00 weekly for life while you are in 

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one foot, or sight of one eye. 

Pays $6,000.00 cash for loss of both hands, or 

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Council of the Assemblies of God: 
"After carefully reviewing the favor- 
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cluded in the Gold Star Hospitalization 
Program provided for total abstainers, 
I must say that I am tremendously 
impressed with this very fine program. 
It is to be most appreciated that those 
who take the position of total ab- 
stinence are now given an opportunity 
to reap a practical return as far as 
their own insurance rates are con- 
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making available insurance coverage of 
this type." 

J, C. PENNY, Philanthropist, Pounder 
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a sincere conviction that liquor is one 
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to people who drink and to those who 
are near and dear to them. Early in 
my life I decided not to touch liquor. 
I am delighted to know of the De 
Moss Gold Star Total Abstainers' Plan 
that provides a premium rate so much 
lower. This is the way it should be 
because most automobile and other 
accidents occur because of drinking." 
J. STROM THURMOND, United States 
Senator, South Carolina: "There are 
many reasons why I do not use al- 
coholic beverages, one of them being 
because of the ill effects which al- 
cohol can have on a person's health 
and life. I have been pleased to learn 
that there is an insurance plan avail- 
able which offers non-drinkers an op- 
portunity to capitalize on their de- 
cision to abstain from the use of al- 
coholic beverages." 




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APPLICATION FOR 

Gold Star Total Abstainers Hospitalization Policy 

My name is 1-4751-022 

Street or RD# 

City Zone State 



Date of Birth: Month. 

My occupation is 

My beneficiary is 



_Day_ 



_Year_ 



.Height. 



.Weight 



-Relationship. 



I alto apply for coverage for the members of my family lilted below: 



NAME 


DATE OF BIRTH 


AGE 


RELATIONSHIP 


HEIGHT 


WEIGHT 


1. 












2. 












3. 













To the best of your knowledge and belief, have you or any person listed above 
ever had high or low blood pressure, heart trouble, diabetes, cancer, arthritis or 
tuberculosis or have you or they, within the last five years, been disabled by 
either accident or illness, had medical advice or treatment, taken medication for 

any condition, or been advised to have a surgical operation? Yes No 

If so, give details stating person affected, cause, date, name and address of 
attending physician and whether fully recovered: 



Neither I nor any other person listed above uses alcoholic beverages, and I 
hereby do apply for a policy with the understanding that the policy will not 
cover any conditions existing prior to the issue date, and that it shall be issued 
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TRUST AND OBEY 

(Continued from page 5) 

father. I've heard daddy and moth- 
er talking, and they have said the 
same." 

"I'm afraid you'll spoil me, Sally. 
I'm glad if I can work for the 
Lord, though. And I can sincerely 
return that compliment. For I'm 
sure you, too, are going to do big 
things for Him. Your voice is de- 
veloping so well, and — " 

"Flatterer!" she laughed, but he 
knew she was pleased. "I do hope 
I can secure enough training to 
sing well for the Lord. We have 
a very good voice teacher at col- 
lege." 

"I intend to take voice, too, next 
year," Dan confided. "I like to sing, 
but lack training." 

"I think you have a good voice, 
Dan. "Let's sing something togeth- 
er, shall we? It's so wonderful here 
in the moonlight tonight!" 

Their voices blended beautifully 
as they sang: 
"When we walk with the Lord 

In the light of His Word 
What a glory He sheds on our way! 

While we do His good will, 
He abides with us still, 

And with all who will 
Trust and Obey!" 

"I love that old song," Sally said, 
softly. "It is so true." 

"I've found it true myself," Dan 
agreed. "Although in only a small 
way, as yet. But I hope to make 
that my motto, 'Trust and Obey.' " 
He turned suddenly to her. "How 
about making it our motto, Sally?" 

"Gladly!" she responded, her 
smile bright and very lovely in the 
moonlight. "For His glory!" 

"For His glory — always," Dan 
echoed, as they sang together: 
"Trust and obey, 

For there's no other way 
To be happy in Jesus, 

But to trust and obey." 

As Dan retired that night, he 
thanked God that He had given 
the needed grace and strength to 
win out in his first attempt to 
keep his promise to his earthly 
father. "Thank you too, dear Fa- 
ther," he added, "for the friendship 
of a girl like Sally. Bless and keep 
her always. And if it is Thy will, 
may we serve Thee — together." 

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Alabama 


110 


Montana 


3 


Arizona 


7 


Nebraska 


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Arkansas 


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Nevada 


3 


California 


103 


New Hampshire 


2 


Colorado 


6 


New Jersey 


13 


Connecticut 


4 


New Mexico 


6 


Delaware 


6 


New York 


13 


Florida 


81 


North Dakota 


5 


Georgia 


209 


Ohio 


14 


Idaho 


14 


Oklahoma 


52 


Illinois 


13 


Oregon 


21 


Indiana 


99 


Pennsylvania 


42 


Iowa 


5 


Rhode Island 


1 


Kansas 


5 


South Dakota 


5 


Kentucky 


22 


Tennessee 


192 


Louisiana 


30 


Texas 


614 


Maine 


7 


Utah 


1 


Maryland 


43 


Vermont 


2 


Massachusetts 


2 


Virginia 


203 


Michigan 


87 


Washington 


11 


Minnesota 


3 


West Virginia 


169 


Missouri 


7 


Wisconsin 


1 


Mississippi 


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1. Those who participated in the ceremony: left to right: Mr. Slaton, Mr. R. Virgil 
Nash, Mr. Easter, Rev. A. M. Phillips, Rev. W. W. Wood, Rev. C. I. Hindmon, Rev. 
E. K. Waldrop, Rev. Lloyd Jones, Dr. E. C. Christenbury, Rev. Russell Obenchain, Rev. 
Cecil Bridges, Dr. R. Leonard Carroll. 

2. New 1962 Ford Falcon Bus Wagon received with S. & H. Green Stamps. 

3. A listing by states of the number of books of stamps from each state. (This is a 
first listing; there will be more books to come in.) 



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MORE THAN SUCCESSFUL 

The recent drive for S.&H. Green Stamps conducted by the Church 
of God Home for Children was more than successful. Out of a deep 
concern for and a devoted loyalty to the children cared for in our Home 
for Children, friends and members of the Church of God throughout 
the United States came across in landslide fashion with stamps. These 
stamps were used to purchase a new Ford Falcon Bus Wagon for use 
at the Home for Children. 

Presentation Day was December 12, 1961. On this day the Board of 
Directors, along with many guests and the children of the Home gath- 
ered to observe the activities. The following pictures tell part of the 
story: 



4. Some of the children who will profit from the new bus wagon. 

5. Reverend A. M. Phillips accepts title and keys from Mr. Nash on behalf of the 
Board of Directors of the Home for Children. 

6. Mr. Easter of Easter Purdy Motor Company, Lenoir City, Tennessee, presents title 
and keys to Mr. R. Virgil Nash of Sperry and Hutchinson Company. 



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TETUJA TANIMOTO 




^—i HE FABLE OF Aesop about 

/ "The North Wind and the 
+^_y Sun" states a very simple 
fact if interpreted literally, but re- 
cently I have come to know that 
this simple story has a profound 
meaning. 

I was born in a Christian home 
and graduated from a certain mis- 
sion school. However, until one 
year ago, I was blind to the gospel 
of God. Considering Christianity as 
knowledge, humanism and moral- 
ity, I was thirsty for a knowledge 
"about Christianity" and had nev- 
er tried to believe in God. 

In my school days, the more I 
studied the Bible, the stronger sus- 
picion, doubt, and question grew in 
my mind. For example, I blindly 
accepted the Sermon on the Mount; 
and the more seriously I attempted 
to behave as this sermon ordered, 
the more severely my self-respect 
was wounded. With regard to Sal- 
vation, I thought that I didn't 
want to be saved unless thousands 
of poor people were saved first and 
then me. The reason I was in such 
a dilemma as mentioned above was 
that I deemed Christianity just 
moral and humanitarian. 

For the last two years, I have 
been attending the Bible class and 
listening to the gospel through Mr. 
Heil, and thanks to the kind teach- 
ing by a young Japanese Pastor, 
Mr. Ikeda, Mrs. Heil and Miss Co- 
mans, my eyes which had been 
closed to the truth for a long time, 
were opened. They were always 
kind and gave me a clear answer 
to the problems of Christianity 
over which I had worried about for 




FROM MATERIALISM 

BY TETUJA TANIMOTO 



TORU TAGAWA 



TO CHRISTIANITY 



a long time. Gradually my suspi- 
cions and doubts about Christianity 
and the Bible have been dispelled 
and this change in my mind might 
be compared to a piece of ice which 
has melted in the sunshine. Un- 
like one year ago, when I had a 
keen interest only in the meaning 
of the Bible, today whenever I read 
the Bible it seems that it speaks 
to me directly. It seems to me a 
kind of miracle that my stubborn 
way of thinking about Christianity, 
which came from materialism, has 
been changed and that whenever 
I read the Bible, I find something 
new and my mind is filled with 
joy which I had never experienced 
before. 

So many contradictions of to- 
day; such as poverty, combat and 
struggle make this world very dark, 
and what's more, people's minds 
are filled with sin. I have come to 
believe that we can't establish a 
spiritual paradise without meeting 
our Saviour Jesus Christ. 

When I was a student, I studied 
materialism, which had an influ- 
ence on me. Even though I had 
been convinced of the Tightness of 
materialism, I'm surprised to find 
that this materalistic philosophy of 
my life, has collapsed like a card- 
board house almost without strug- 
gle. From the tiles and pebbles of 
my materialism, spiritual joy rises 
through reading the Bible and this 
joy is becoming greater day by 
day. 

For me, the way to become a 
real Christian is difficult, but I 
have a sincere desire to walk in 
the narrow way. 



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WHAT 

WON DERFU L_ 

LOVE 

BY TORU TAGAWA 

A BOUT TWO years ago I 
/ / was sent to Tokyo by my 
^Sv company as an aircraft 
engineer. Being very much inter- 
ested in learning English conver- 
sation, I was happy to have the 
opportunity to attend an English 
Bible class conducted by an Ameri- 
can lady. 

At first my only purpose for at- 
tending was to study English con- 
versation, but gradually my inter- 
est shifted from English to spirit- 
ual things. I wanted to believe the 
Bible, but found it impossible to 
accept the miracles, etc. To me it 
just seemed ridiculous. 

I felt a huge barrier growing up 
within me against Christianity, but 
yet I felt there must be some real- 
ity in it, so I continued to attend. 
One night, in the Bible class, I 
heard the word of Jesus, "Blessed 
are the poor in spirit, for theirs 
is the kingdom of heaven." 

I began to realize how poor my 
spirit was in spite of an attempt 
to outwardly display the contrary, 
I knew that I was ashamed of the 
poverty of my own heart. I fur- 
ther understood that this spiritual 
poverty could not be changed by 
any mental training, culture or ed- 
ucation. 

I could not, in my own ability, 
find a solution, so I prayed, "O 
Lord, save my poor soul, save this 
poor boy. I cannot, by development 
or improvement, save myself." 

Wonderful! God answered my 
prayer. Now I really thank the 
Lord that I can wholeheartedly 
confess Him. I believe that the 
Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross 
because of our sins, and was res- 
urrected from death after three 
days, and now He abides with us. 

The Lord eternally loved poor 
fellows like me. What wonderful 
love! Sincerely, I can say from my 
heart, "I surrender all." 

I thank God for this opportunity 
given me to confess my faith and 
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■THAT IN ALL THINGS HE MIGHT HAVE THE PRE-EMINENCE." 



s\ LIVE IN A three-room house. 

\J This house was built espe- 
^y cially for me. And I live alone 
in this three-room home. 

I would like to tell you a little 
about this house that was built 
especially for me, if you will per- 
mit me to do so. Two of these three 
rooms are outside rooms, and I 
suppose you could describe them as 
additions to the main central room. 
My house is an old house now; in 
fact, it is exactly as old as I am. 
Each room represents a part of my 
life. 

As I tell you about my three- 
room house, I shall be sitting in 
my favorite chair in the middle 
room, which is, of course, THE 
PRESENT. The room on my right 
is the PAST, and the room on my 
left is my FUTURE. When I first 
came to live in this three-room 
house, it was bare of furnishing, 
but as time went on, I furnished 
two of the rooms almost complete- 
ly. The room that houses my PAST 
is completely furnished now, and 
there are a great many things in 
that room that I don't even care 
to think about. 

The room that is my FUTURE 
is filled to the ceiling with such 
furnishings as hopes and promises 
and plans. Strange to say, I have 
never done anything much about 
furnishing the middle room, where 
I am sitting now, and come to 
think of it — it is in this room that 



I must spend my entire life. 

As I sit here in this middle 
room — the PRESENT— I can look 
through the crack in the door to 
my right and see all my past life, 
but I can't reach through the door 
and touch it, because there are 
bars shutting me out — these bars 
are known as TIME. Nor can I 
squeeze through those bars and re- 
live even the smallest fraction of 
that past. Strangest of all, I can't 
ever escape the evil that is in there 
even when I close and lock the 
door. I simply have to live with 
it, because it is mine — I and I alone 
furnished this room — my PAST. 

The ROOM that holds 
my FUTURE is a beautiful room, 
filled with hopes and beautiful 
dreams, but even there I cannot 
enter. For even if I were to break 
down the door and step into that 
room, I would only find myself 
right back where I started from, 
the PRESENT. 

I fully realize that I am doomed 
to live in the middle room of my 
three-room house for the rest of 
my life, because I cannot go back 
and I cannot go ahead. I must 
live NOW, and so I must attend 
to the furnishings of my middle 
room — the PRESENT— and I have 
the choice of its furnishings. 

I can furnish this room as I 
furnished the room on my right, 
the PAST, with many things that 
I shall be sorry I used: regrets, 



anxiety, fear, resentment, deceit, or 
I can decorate its walls and floor 
with beauty. 

Since I want this room — the 
PRESENT — to be the most beauti- 
ful room I can possibly make it, 
I must clean out all the stains of 
the PAST, and sweep out all the 
fanciful dreams of the FUTURE. 
I must wash and scrub its walls 
and floor and ceiling, and then 1 
must paint it with a new way of 
thinking, and I must use decora- 
tions of love and tolerance. I must 
hang pictures in this middle room 
of my three-room house — master- 
pieces of honesty and sincerity; 
and in the midst of these, I must 
hang a picture of my Blessed Sav- 
iour who has helped me to see 
these rooms in their fullness. He 
will help me have a comfortable 
couch in this middle room — the 
PRESENT — where I can lie down 
and with perfect peace of mind 
enjoy the sleep that comes from 
living in this middle room — the 
PRESENT — furnished with friend- 
ship and love, but most of all, with 
God's presence. 

I must hang a motto to live by 
in this middle room — the PRES- 
ENT, which reads, "That in all 
things he might have the pre-emi- 
nence." For I must spend the re- 
maining years of my life in this 
middle room— the PRESENT— this 
middle room of my three-room 
house. 



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PRINCE AND PRINCESS CROWNED AT ROCKWELL 



DECATUR, ALABAMA Y.P.E. 

The Church of God Y.P.E. in De- 
catur, Alabama, completed a suc- 
cessful October Outreach. The pic- 
ture above is Naomi Tackett and 
Jackie Holmes who earned the title 
of Mr. and Miss October Outreach. 
Naomi earned 9,145 minutes and 
Jackie earned 4,830 minutes in 
launching their team's rocket. We 
had an average attendance of 90 
and 101 on October 20th. Our young 
people worked very hard in this 
campaign. 
Horace D. Hall, President 



The children have done it again! 
On Saturday night, October 28, 1961, 
Terry Chambers and Ginger 
Kluttz were crowned Prince and 
Princess of the Rockwell Church 
of God Y.P.E. The contest was open 
to children under twelve years of 
age. There were five contestants 
that participated and each one 
worked hard. The total money 
raised was $116.72 which will go on 
the building fund. 

Ginger, the Princess, turned in 
$63.00 and Terry, the Prince, turned 
in $41.36. The rest of the money 
was raised by Paul Wayne Goodwin, 
Delores Lyles, and Barbara Riden- 
hour. 

We certainly praise the Lord for 
His blessings upon our church and 
people. 

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has never been published. 

"All of New York Avenue's Lin- 
coln stories testified to the man's 
humility, his friendliness, and his 
innate spirituality — despite all that 
has been written since then to the 
contrary." 

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and Edward Felix Gallagher in 
their recent book Hope of the Na- 
tion, said, "Few men in history 
have stood for higher ideals or suf- 
fered more opposition in carrying 
them out. He had brought to his 
high office a becoming humility. 
He had done his best to be sym- 
pathetic and understanding of 
those who did not share his be- 
liefs. He had shown mercy at its 
best upon many occasions. He had 
hungered and thirsted for a great- 
er degree of justice in himself and 
between men. He had hoped and 
prayed for peaceful means to set- 
tle differences. He had patiently 



suffered reproach. He had seemed 
to falter at times; but he had per- 
severed to the end. 

"Then came the shot that ended 
the struggle. Those who had been 
arrayed against him had their mo- 
ment of exultation, but it was 
shortlived. Lincoln had given his 
all that all men might find a better 
way. Great powers that had been 
arrayed against him felt a surge 
and a mighty tide set in against 
them. Men across the world had 
seen a great faith demonstrated, 
and vindicated. In the memories of 
his countrymen, this humble and 
awkward man began to take on 
new and greater stature. 

"It took perhaps two generations 
to bleach out the most extreme bit- 
terness against him, and give him a 
fixed place in the goodly company 
of the elect. His place among the 
immortals now seems fixed. But in 
his own lifetime it was not so. To 
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most blessed of all the qualities 
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•)OOK WELL TO the hearth- 
/ stone!" President Coolidge 
0*» once said. 

As members of the Aryan race, 
this is indeed old advice to us, for 
in ancient Arya from whence we 
sprang, it is said that every hearth- 
stone was an altar. 

We do not need, however, to go 
back to so remote a time to find 
this same thing true. It was also 
true of the Fredericksburg home 
in Virginia, and in the Mount Ver- 
non home in which George Wash- 
ington lived. 

If ever a mother tried to make 
her every hearthstone an altar to 
the living God, it was this most 
famous of all American mothers, 
Mary Ball Washington. 

The coat of arms of her family 
in England bore on it this motto, 
"And look to heaven," and that is 
exactly what this good woman did 
before, and especially after, Cap- 
tain Augustine Washington, the fa- 
ther of that little flock of five 
children, died when George, the 
oldest, was but eleven. 

Never does her famous son's 
birthday come around anew, but 
I like to think of her handing the 
lad his father's Bible and telling 
him that he must take his father's 
place in the home. Surely he heard 
the call of God that first day when 
he said the family grace in his 
father's place at the table at his 
mother's request. 

It is hard to imagine how a fa- 
mous American author could have 
been so lacking in his knowledge 
of Washington's life as to make 
fun of the tradition about his 
prayers at Valley Forge in his re- 
cent biography of Washington. 
From what assumption of the fam- 
ily leadership in religion, which he 
accepted gladly and loyally at his 
mother's request, to the end of his 
life his religious habits were fixed. 
Prayer at Valley Forge was there- 
fore as natural to him as eating. 

Washington's call in 

that Virginia home reminds us of 
Samuel's call at about the same 
age, and all his life, Washington, 
the man, served the people of our 
land as one who felt a definite re- 
sponsibility toward God. 
Even in his "Farewell Address" to 



his fellow countrymen Washington 
talked about the relation of morals 
and religion to government. It is 
not unusual to compare this address 
with that last address which Sam- 
uel made to the people whom he 
led so well and so faithfully. 

How alike these two messages 
are in many ways! 

Would it not be well for us as 
a nation, at this, another anni- 
versary of Washington's birth, to 
look back again to that godly 
mother's hearthstone with the in- 
tention of setting up many new 
altars around our own everywhere? 

All prophets of our industrial or- 
der-to-be predict more leisure for 
our working masses permanently. 
This challenge of leisure is upon 
us as a people as never before. 

If this leisure could be used 
around our American hearthstones, 
we would not fear its effect on the 
spiritual life of our nation, and if 
these altars to the living God were 
set up we would know that our 
leisure would mean more true hap- 
piness for everyone. 

That home of George Washing- 
ton's boyhood was Bible-centered, 
as was Mary Ball's home in Eng- 
land before it. 

Bible-centered homes! 

Here is the great basic religious 
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should be receiving the chief em- 
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What social problem would we 
fear, what social peril but would 
vanish from our saddened vision 
today, if the church of the living 
God were on fire for Bible-centered 
homes? 

Almost every great leader we 
have had has come from such a 
home. 

That was the secret of Washing- 
ton's God-mindedness as a leader 
of his people; that is the reason 
President Coolidge added to his 
"Look well to the hearthstone" 
these words, "Therein all hope for 
America lies." 

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where. They are cultivating new 
drug addicts daily. 

While you sit in comfort and 
read this report, forces are hard 
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next year. Red China is screaming 
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U.S., Canada, Latin America and 
Western Europe. Her U.N. represen- 
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opening a steady flow of heroin 
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be a "magic key" to a "cure." It 
seems we have heard from every 
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other attempt has failed — is it not 
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STATISTICS 



(Continued from page 27) 



Fort Worth (Riverside), Texas 98 

Metter, Georgia _. - 97 

Greenville, North Carolina 97 

Everett, Pennsylvania 97 

Bremen, Georgia - - 96 

Douglas, Georgia 96 

Draper, North Carolina _ — 96 

Washington, North Carolina 96 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 96 

Collinsville, Illinois 95 

St. Pauls, North Carolina 95 

Oxford, Ohio ... - 95 

Maiden, North Carolina .... | — 94 

Somerset, Pennsylvania — — . .... - 94 

Geneva, Alabama 93 

Buford, Georgia 93 

Sylacauga, Alabama 92 

Bartow, Florida — 92 

Pinellas Park, Florida 92 

Evarts, Kentucky .... — - 92 

Laurens, Souch Carolina 92 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 92 

Tillman Corner, Alabama 91 

Dwarf, Kentucky .— .— — - 91 

Valdese, North Carolina — 91 

Alma, Georgia .... 90 

Columbia, Kentucky 90 

Clyde, South Carolina .... 90 

Kelso, Washington 90 

Eckman, West Virginia 90 

Osceola, Arkansas 89 

Lakeland (West), Florida 89 

Homer, Georgia ~ 89 

Middlesex, North Carolina — .... 89 

Pikeville, Tennessee — 89 

Paris, Texas ._. .... 89 

Newport News. Virginia .... 89 

Parrot, Virginia — 89 

Straight Creek, Alabama — 88 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida 88 

East Belmont, North Carolina 88 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 88 

Spartanburg (South Church), 

South Carolina 88 

Walhalla (No. 2), South Carolina 88 

Whitwell, Tennessee 88 

Lenore, West Virginia .- 88 

Spartanburg (Farley Avenue), 

South Carolina . 87 

Dunfordtown, Virginia — 87 

Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), Florida. 86 

East Alton, Illinois 86 

Natchez, Mississippi 86 

Barberton. Ohio 86 

Lydia Mills, South Carolina .... 86 

Rockmart, Georgia 85 

Catlettsburg, Kentucky 85 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 85 

Brownfield, Texas .... .... , 85 

Ontario, California 84 

Tifton, Georgia I.... 84 

Bentcn, Illinois 84 

Cramerton, North Carolina .— 84 

Lawton, Oklahoma 84 

Conv/ay, South Carolina 84 

Ruby, South Carolina 84 

Chattanooga (Missionary Ridge), 

Tennessee 84 

Abingdon, Virginia 84 

Auburn, Washington 84 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 84 

Coosa Valley, Alabama 83 

Waresboro, Georgia 83 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 83 

Cleveland .Blue Springs), Tennessee .... 83 

McMinnv , Tennessee 83 

Radford, Virginia 83 

Noccalula, Alabama 82 

Arcadia, Florida 82 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 82 

Carlsbad (9th and Missouri), 

New Mexico 82 

Asheboro, North Carolina 82 

Morganton, North Carolina 82 

Bethany, South Carolina 82 

Pasco, Washington 82 

Osceana, West Virginia ~ 82 

Kenosha, Wisconsin — .... 82 

Dilworth, Alabama 

Talladega, Alabama .... 

Torrance, California 8 

Mims, Florida 8 

Okeechobee, Florida 8 

Somerset, Kentucky ,= 8 

East Burlington, North Carolina 8 

Mt. Moriah, Ohio 8 



La Grange, North Carolina 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania . 

Bermettsville, South Carolina 

Charleston (King Street), ouuth 

Carolina 

Huntington, West Virginia 

Garrison, West Virginia .... 

Zion Ridge, Alabama 

Blytheville, Arkansas 

Lake Worth, Florida 

Glenwood, Georgia 

Hazelhurst, Georgia .... 

Lawrenceville, Georgia 

Rome (North), Georgia 

DeKalb, Illinois . 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Lenoir, North Carolina 

Wards Gap, Virginia 

Zellwood, Florida 

Seney, Georgia _ .... . 

Bladenboro. North Carolina 

Gastonia (Ranlo), North Carolina 

Wilson, North Carolina .... . 

Seneca, South Carolina .... . 

La Follette, Tennessee 

Graham, Texas 

El Segundo, California 

Wilmington, Delaware 

Fort Pierce, Florida . 

Leesburg, Florida 

Naples, Florida 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 

Screven, Georgia 

Grenada, Mississippi .... 

Yazoo City, Mississippi .... 

Hugo, Oklahoma 

Mullins, South Carolina _ 

Pelzpr, South Carolina 

Adamsville, Alabama 

Birmingham (North), Alabama 

Belle Glade, Florida .... . 

Eloise, Florida .... . 

Fort Lauderdale (Fairmont), Florida 

Lawrenceville, Illinois 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana . 

Milford, Delaware 

Aiken, South Carolina .... .... . 

Habersham, Tennessee 

Miami (North), Florida 

Blackshear, Georgia 

East Bernstadt, Kentucky 

Kalamazoo, Michigan .... 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio .... . 

Middletown (Oxford), Ohio 

Colomo, Michigan 

Wlllard, Ohio 

Clifton, South Carolina 

Big Springs, Texas 

Bristol, Virginia .... 

Mill Creek, West Virginia 

Bernard, Kentucky 

Danville, Kentucky 

Tribbey, Kentucky 

Chase, Maryland 

Chattanooga (4th Avenue), 

Tennessee .... 

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Spiritual Results Among Our Youth 
November 30, 1961 

Saved 3,196 

Sanctified 1,530 

Filled With Holy Ghost 1,150 

Added to the Church 958 

Since June 30, 1961 

Saved 20 964 

Sanctified 9,907 

Filled With Holy Ghost 7,641 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Average Weekly Attendance 

November 1961 

500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina ... 759 

Middletown (Clayton), Ohio „. 650 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida 503 

Griffin, Georgia 503 

400-499 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohloi _ 490 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 480 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 473 

Davton (East Fourth), Ohio _ 416 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 415 

Wilmington, North Carolina _ 413 

Kannapolls, North Carolina 407 

300-399 

Anderson (McDuffle). South Carolina _ 393 

Chattanooga (North). Tennessee _ 393 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee _ 380 

Detroit (Tabernacle), Michigan _ ... . 375 
Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida .... 3^3 

Fairborn, Ohio 343 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida b4l 

Erwin, North Carolina 341 

Blltmore. North Carolina 336 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 331 

Buford. Georgia 323 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), 

South Carolina 322 

South Gastonia, North Carolina 318 

Sumiton, Alabama 316 

Alabama City, Alabama 315 

Wilson. North Carolina 314 

West Flint, Michigan 311 

Dayton (Oakridge), Ohio 311 

Dillon, South Carolina 309 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida 307 

West Gastonia, North Carolina ._ 307 

Cleveland (South), Tennessee „ 307 

Lenoir City, Tennessee . 305 

Avondale Estates. Georgia 303 



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Monroe (4th Street). Michigan .... 
Savannah (Anderson Street), Georgia 

Pulaski. Virginia 

Austin, Indiana 

Newport News. Virginia 

Columbia, South Carolina 

Mllford, Delaware 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs) 

Jesup, Georgia ... 

Rome (North), Georgia 

Fort Mill, South Carolina 

East Laurlnburg, North Carolina 
Phoenix (44th Street), Arizona 

Pontlac, Michigan _ 

Van Dyke, Michigan 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 

East Lumberton. North Carolina 
Greenwood (Durst Ave.), 

South Carolina .... 248 

Lenoir, North Carolina 244 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 241 

Canton (9th and Glbbs). Ohio .. .... 237 

Perry. Florida 236 

Knoxville (Central). Tennessee 235 

Lakeland (West). Florida 234 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama .. 233 
Nashville (Meridian Street). Tennessee. 233 

Atlanta (Riverside). Georgia 231 

Maccn (Napier Avenue). Georgia 231 

Easton, Maryland ; 228 

Radford. Virginia 227 

Brooklyn. Maryland 224 



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Baldwin Park, California 223 

Rifle Range, Florida _ .... 221 

East Belmont, North Carolina .... .... .... 221 

South Lebanon, Ohio 218 

Sevierville (Home for Children), 

Tennessee .... _. 218 

Plant City, Florida 217 

Somerset, Kentucky 217 

Langley, South Carolina 217 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina .... — . 215 

Sanford, North Carolina 214 

Greenville (Woodside Avenue), 

South Carolina 212 

Wyandotte, Michigan 210 

North Birmingham, Alabama .._ .... 209 

Fort Myers, Florida 208 

Valdosta, Georgia 208 

Lawton, Oklahoma 208 

Louisville (Highland Park), 

Kentucky .... 206 

Marlon, South Carolina 205 

Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), 

Florida 203 

Cramerton, North Carolina 203 

Greenville (Washington Avenue), 

South Carolina .... 203 

Gastonia, North Carolina 202 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 202 

Lake Wales, Florida 200 

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Anniston, Alabama 199 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama .. 199 
Miami, Florida .... 199 

Chattanooga (4th Avenue), Tennessee. 199 

Santa Ana, California 198 

Cocoa, Florida 198 

Huntsvllle (Governors Drive), 

Alabama 197 

Pelzer, South Carolina _ 197 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania _ 195 

Princeton. West Virginia 194 

Salisbury, Maryland _ 193 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio 193 

Brunswick, Georgia _ 191 

Rossville, Georgia 191 

Washington, D. C 191 

McColl, South Carolina 191 

Eloise, Florida 189 

Charlotte (Parkwood), North Carolina .. 189 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 189 

Jackson (Bailey), Mississippi _ 188 

Miamisburg, Ohio 188 

Belton, South Carolina .... 188 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 187 

Okeechobee, Florida 186 

Douglas, Georgia 186 

Garden City, Florida IRS 

Greenville, Tennessee 185 

Baldwin, Georgia 183 

Winchester, Kentucky 183 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio ._. ... 183 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 182 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 182 

Hester Town, North Carolina 182 

Greenville (Park Place), 

South Carolina _ 182 

Seneca, South Carolina 182 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 181 

Winter Garden, Florida 180 

Calhoun, Georgia 180 

Charleston (King Street), 

South Carolina 180 

Lancaster, Ohio 178 

Paris, Texas 178 

Huntington, West Virginia 178 

Lake Worth, Florida 177 

Crlchton (Mobile), Alabama 176 

Straight Creek, Alabama 176 

Springfield, North Carolina 176 

Greenwood, South Carolina 176 

Ontario, California 174 

McMlnnville, Tennessee ... 174 

Lawrenceville. Georgia 173 

Rome (East), Georgia 173 

Sanford, Florida 172 



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Lexington, North Carolina ._ 172 

Mooresville, North Carolina 172 

Sidney, Ohio 172 

Newport, Kentucky 170 

Walhalla No. 2, South Carolina 169 

Johnson City, Tennessee ... . 168 

Soddy. Tennessee .... — . — . 168 

Talladega. Alabama 167 

Albany (8th Avenue), Georgia .... .... 167 

Gaffney, South Carolina .... 167 

Carrollton, Georgia ... .... .... .... 166 

Waycross (Brunei Street), Georgia 166 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania 166 

Dayton, Tennessee 166 

Logan, West Virginia 166 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky .... 165 

Greenville, North Carolina 165 

West Danville, Virginia .... 164 

Bartow, Florida . . .... 163 

Thomaston, Georgia .... 163 

Greensboro, North Carolina ... . .... 163 

Hamilton (Ken worth), Ohio 163 

Roanoke, Virginia 162 

Tifton, Georgia ... .... 161 

Summerville. Georgia 161 

Pinsonfork, Kentucky 161 

Lebanon. Pennsylvania .... 161 

Bristol, Tennessee .... 161 

Chattanooga (East Ridge), Tennessee .. 161 

Montgomery, Alabama 160 

Orlando (East), Florida 160 

Ferndale, Michigan 160 

Charlotte (Hoskins Avenue), 

North Carolina 160 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 160 

New Orleans (Spain Street), 

Louisiana .... 159 

Willard. Ohio 159 

York, South Carolina 159 

Kingsport (Chestnut Street), 

Tennessee 159 

Norfolk, Virginia 159 

San Pablo, California .... 158 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 158 

Naples, Florida 158 

Chicago (Narragansette), Illinois 158 

Somerset, Pennsylvania ... . .... 158 

Lancaster, South Carolina 158 

Dallas (Oak Cliff). Texas .... .... 158 

Parrott, Virginia .... .... 158 

Marietta. Georgia 157 

Alma, Georgia .... 157 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio 157 

Clinton, South Carolina 157 

Alexandria, Virginia 157 

Eldorado, Illinois 156 

Hattiesburg, Mississippi 156 

Trafford, Alabama 155 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida 155 

Royal Oak, Michigan 155 

Thomasville, North Carolina 155 

Georgetown, South Carolina 155 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee 155 

Adamsvllle, Alabama 154 

East Gadsden, Alabama 154 

Guntersville, Alabama 154 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee .... 153 

Vlcco, Kentucky 152 

Newport, Tennessee 152 

Decatur, Alabama 151 

Fitzgerald, Georgia 151 

Chase, Maryland 151 

Dearborn, Michigan .... 151 

Asheville, North Carolina ... 151 

Lake City, Florida 150 

Homerville, Georgia 150 

River Rouge, Michigan 150 

Biloxl, Mississippi 150 

Greenville (Laurens Road), 

South Carolina 150 

Walhalla No. 1, South Carolina 150 

Kelso, Washington .... 150 

Prichard, Alabama 149 

Sylacauga, Alabama .... 149 

Albany (East), Georgia 149 



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Patetown, North Carolina .... .. 

Dyersburg, Tennessee .. 

McKinleyville, California 

Covington, Louisiana 

Lake City, South Carolina _ 

Woodruff, South Carolina .... 

Melbourne, Florida 

Tallahassee, Florida 

Demorest, Georgia .. . 

Rome (West), Georgia 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee 

Franklin, Ohio .... 

Washington, Pennsylvania 

Lakedale, North Carolina .... .. 

West Minot, North Dakota 

Benton, Illinois 

Pasco, Washington 

Porterville, California 

Lowell, North Carolina .... 

Ninety Six, South Carolina .. 

Fort Worth (Riverside), Texas .... 

Rosweil, Georgia _ 

Hope Mills, North Carolina 

Kimberly, Alabama 

Bradley, Illinois 

Wallins, Kentucky .... .... 

Boonsboro, Maryland ... 

Wadesboro, North Carolina ... 

Washington, North Carolina 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama 

Masseyline, Alabama 

Miami (West), Florida 

Maple Hollow, Tennessee - 

Columbia (West), South Carolina 
Valdese, North Carolina .... 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 

Houston No. 2, Texas 
Arcadia, Florida 

Maiden, North Carolina ~ 

Chester, South Carolina 

South Boston, Virginia 

Parkwood, Alabama .... 

Belle Glade, Florida 

Warner Robins, Georgia 

China Grove, North Carolina 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 

Elkins, West Virginia 

Fort Pierce, Florida 

West Winter Haven (34th Street), 

Florida 

West Durham, North Carolina 

Springfield, Ohio 

Albertville, Alabama ... 

Lavonia, Georgia 

Mableton, Georgia 
Shepherds Fold, Louisiana 
Fayetteville, North Carolina 
Middle Valley, Tennessee ... 
Clearwater, Florida 
Leesburg, Florida ... .... 

Everett, Pennsylvania 

Sevierville, Tennessee 

Bladenboro, North Carolina 

North East, Pennsylvania 

Lemmon, South Dakota 

Oakdale (Mobile), Alabama 

Lake Placid, Florida 

MacClenny, Florida .... 

Williamsport, Maryland 

Cross Mills, North Carolina 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio 

Middletown (Oxford), Ohio 

Jackson, Tennessee 

Charleston, West Virginia 

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 

Largo, Florida 

Manatee, Florida .. 
Mount Dora, Florida 
Chicago (Summit), Illinois 
Glenwood, North Carolina 
Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio 
Mount Olive, Tennessee 
Christiansburg, Virginia 
Dora, Alabama 

Tarrant City, Alabama ~ 

Chandler, Arizona 
Henderson, North Carolina 
Laurens, South Carolina 
MacArthur, West Virginia 
Petersburg, West Virginia 
Buhl, Alabama .... .... 

Marked Tree, Arkansas 
North, South Carolina 
Millville, West Virginia 
Greenville, Mississippi .... 

Ashland, Ohio _ '_'_"_ ~ 

Aiken, South Carolina 

Union, South Carolina 

Alcoa, Tennessee _ 

Hartselle, Alabama .... 

Haines City, Florida 

Pensacola, Florida .... _ 

Hazlehurst, Georgia 

Savannah (North), Georgia 
Lexington (7th Street), Kentucky 



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Louisville (Portland), Kentucky _. 

Hagerstown, Maryland 

Willow Run, Michigan . 

Tarboro, North Carolina 

Findlay, Ohio 

Florence, South Carolina _. 

Solway, Tennessee .... 

Waynesboro, Tennessee ... . 

Bluefield, Virginia _ 

Blytheville, Arkansas .. 

New Summit, Arkansas 

Chokoloskee, Florida 

Metter, Georgia .... 

Mount Vernon, Illinois 

Middlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky 

West Liberty, Kentucky .... .... . 

Hickory. North Carolina .. 

North Danville, Virginia 

Norfolk (Glenrock), Virginia 

Auburndale, Florida .... . 

Riviera Beach, Florida 

Wagoner, Oklahoma .... ... . .. 



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NATION'S TOP TEN IN HOME 
DEPARTMENT ATTENDANCE 

Total Monthly Attendance for November 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina .... .... .... .... 7,570 

Nashville (Meridian Street), 

Tennessee .... .... .... .... 1,140 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio 850 

Kannapolis, North Carolina 722 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 540 

East Gadsden, Alabama .. 505 

East Lumberton, North Carolina ._ .... 484 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida 450 



TJhrichsville, Ohio 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 



TEN STATES HIGHEST IN HOME 
DEPARTMENTS 

South Carolina 

Florida .... .. 

West Virginia .... .. 

Alabama .... .... .... .. 

Ohio .... .... .... . 

North Carolina .... 

Arkansas _. 

Georgia .... .... .... .... .... .. 

Oklahoma .... .... .... .... _ .... .. 

Pennsylvania .... .... 



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REPORT OF NEW SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

Branch Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 .... .... 35 

New Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 — . .... .... 55 

Total Sunday Schools organized since 
June 30, 1961 (New and Branch) .... 70 



TEN HIGHEST CHURCHES IN NUMBER 

OF PERSONAL VISITS BY 

SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKERS 

"Souls cost soles." Enlist your Sunday 
School workers in systematic and regular 
visitation. It is the Biblical method and it 
is the best way to reach people for Christ 
and the Sunday School. 

NOTE: Every Sunday School should report 
their visits to their State Director. 



Samoset, Florida 

Bladenboro, North Carolina .... 
Fort Mill, South Carolina ... 

Hagerstown, Maryland 

Wilmington, Delaware ... .... 

Bartow, Florida .... 

Winter Garden, Florida 

Miami (Myrtle Grove), Florida 

Perry, Florida .... .... .... .... 

Langley, South Carolina .... 



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600 
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450 
426 
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210 
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Y. P. E. 

Average Weekly Attendance 

November 1961 

200 and Over 

Middletown (Clayton), Ohio 

Dillon, South Carolina 

Sevierville (Home for Children), 

Tennessee .... 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio 



Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio .... 220 

South Lebanon, Ohio — . .... 205 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina 204 

150 -199 

Greer, South Carolina _ — — 199 

South Mt. Zion, Georgia .... .— — . 197 

Erwin, North Carolina — 191 

Perry, Florida — . _ 186 

Greenwood, South Carolina .... .... — .... 184 

Griffin, Georgia ... .... .... ... . _ 183 

Goldsboro, North Carolina - 182 

Sidney, Ohio _ .... — . 177 

Dayton (Oakridge), Ohio .... .... — . -~ 176 

Odum, Georgia __ .... 171 

Roseland, Ohio .... .... 160 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 159 

Pulaski, Virginia .... .... 151 

Jasper, Alabama .... ... . ... . 150 

100-149 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida .... 148 
Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio ... 146 

Garden City, Florida 140 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida .... 138 

Brooklyn, Maryland _. 137 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida .... .... 136 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania .... .... .... .... 136 

Princeton, West Virginia 135 

Van Dyke, Michigan ... . 133 

Wilmington, North Carolina 132 

Christiansburg, Virginia ... . .._ .— 132 

East Lumberton, North Carolina 131 

Houston (No. 1), Texas .... .... .... 131 

Alabama City, Alabama .... ... . 128 

Rifle Range, Florida _ ... . — 128 

Vicco, Kentucky .... .... 128 

Seaford, Delaware .... .... 128 

Gaffney, South Carolina _ 125 

Battle Creek, Michigan 124 

Bramwell, West Virginia _ 124 

Austin, Indiana _ .... .... 122 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee 122 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida .... 121 

Statesboro, Georgia .... .... 120 

Lenoir City, Tennessee ..... 120 

West Flint, Michigan .... .... .... 118 

Columbia, South Carolina .... 118 

Woodruff, South Carolina 117 

Wyandotte, Michigan . . .... 116 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky .. 115 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio .... 115 

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania .... 115 

Anderson (McDuffie Street), 

South Carolina _ 115 

Masseyline, Alabama ... 114 

Porterville, California 113 

Albany (East), Georgia .... 113 

Marysville, California .... .... 112 

Baldwin, Georgia .... 112 

Washington, D. C. 112 

Daytona Beach, Florida 111 

Fairborn, Ohio* .... no 

Greenville (Woodside), South Carolina.. 110 



Honea Path, South Carolina 
Anniston, Alabama . 
Lake Wales, Florida 
Plant City, Florida 



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Anderson (Osborne), South Carolina.. 107 

Hickory Grove, South Carolina 107 

White Hall, South Carolina 107 

Jesup, Georgia .... _ .... .... 106 

Cumberland, Kentucky 106 

Detroit (Tabernacle), Michigan 106 

Kannapolis, North Carolina 106 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee.. 105 
Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama. 104 

Winter Haven, Florida .... .... 104 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama 103 

Newport, Kentucky .... 103 

Stinnett, Kentucky .. .. .... 103 

Clinton, South Carolina .... .... .... .... 103 

Greenwood (South), South Carolina .... 103 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 103 

Danville (North), Virginia 103 

North Rocky Mount, North Carolina .. 102 

Georgetown, South Carolina 102 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida .... 101 

Patetown, North Carolina 101 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio .... 101 

Fairfield, California _. 100 

Live Oak, Florida . 100 

Baxley, Georgia .... .... .... 100 

Rossville, Georgia .... ... 100 

Dayton (Richard), Ohio .... 100 

Hemingway, South Carolina ... 100 

Marion, South Carolina .... .... 100 

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Thomasville, North Carolina 99 

Solway, Tennessee ._ .... .... 99 

Petersburg, West Virginia 99 

Grays Knoto, Kentucky .... .... .... . . 98 

Lexington, North Carolina .... ... 98 

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Vol. 33, No. 3 \S 



Contents 

The Soft Wind 

Caught 

Don't Kill Our Sunday 

Schools 

Courtesy, A Christian Grace 

Tumbleweeds 

National Youth Week 

A Raise, Not a Rise 

The Magic Words 

Church-Wide Sunday School 

Loyalty Campaign 

The Great Commoner 

Poetry 

The Labor of Love 

Lee College Notables 

Honored 

Variety 

Brainwashing 

Sunday School and Youth 

Work Statistics 

Cover 



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THE 



Wind 



"And when the south wind blew softly, supposing 
that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, 
they sailed close by Crete. But not long after there 
arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Eurocly- 
don" (Acts 27:13, 14). 

£— * HE VERSE ABOVE seized my interest like my 

" / little daughter's puppy snatches a bone. Here 
•^j/ is a situation loaded with real drama. Imagine 
a beautiful day with the sky blue except for a hand- 
ful of clouds here and there. A sturdy boat rocks 
gently, fretfully pulling against the ropes which hold 
it. The wind, soft and fresh, catches eagerly at the 
sails. Those responsible for the ship feel it is time 
to move. Aboard the vessel, however, is one little man 
who does not agree with the crowd. He says, "Sirs, 
I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and 
much damage." 

In spite of Paul's warning, the centurion in charge 
listened to the master of the ship who felt it was best 
to sail. After all the master of the boat was an expert 
in matters of ships and the sea. Of course there were 
occasional storms, but the weather now was nice and 
the ship was sound and strong. 

"When the south wind blew softly, supposing . . ." 
confident of his opinion and lured by the favorable 
wind, the captain "supposed" it was wise to sail. Pro- 
ceeding on a supposition "loosing thence, they sailed." 
From the safety of the harbor they proceeded out to 
sea with the south wind filling the sails. It was not 
long, however, until they encountered another wind — 
a tempestuous wind. 

The voyage ended in complete loss of the ship and 
cargo. Only the men were spared and that through 
the prayers of the little man who gave the warning 
earlier. The soft south wind had changed to the 
howling, tempestuous terror of the monstrous storm 
which dashed the ship to pieces and flung the pas- 
sengers to the mercy of the sea and of God. 

There are many truths apparent here. Look at Paul. 
It takes first-class courage to stand up against the 
crowd. Most folk are normal and wish to be popular. 
Few persons enjoy being singled out as a "kill-joy." 
In Paul's case it seemed quite ridiculous for there 
didn't seem to be anything greatly wrong. The sea 
was calm and a nice breeze was blowing. Yet Paul 



EDITORIAL BY LEWIS J. WILLIS 

was no kill-joy, he wished to reach Rome as badly 
as anyone. He did have an ear sensitive to the voice 
of God, however, and God was saying, "this is not 
the time." 

Fair Havens, where the ship was anchored, was not 
an excellent harbor. If the ship were to be forced to 
winter there, many inconveniences would be suffered 
by the passengers. Anxious to avoid the disadvantages 
there, the captain was inclined to sail the few hours 
necessary to reach the desirable shelter of Phenice. 

HOW LIKE THE carnal heart. Restless 
against restrictions and discipline it longs for some- 
thing new — something different. The safety and rea- 
sonable comfort of the present is minimized. Church 
restraints irritate, appearing excessive and unneces- 
sary. Godly counsel becomes burdensome and a bit 
tiresome. The heart foolishly demands a change — a 
change from that which is safe for that which is new 
but perhaps dangerous. 

When the wind blew softly from the south, the 
captain eager to sail, supposed it was proper to lift 
the anchor. The snare of the south wind is never 
more subtle in its scented and bewitching blowing, 
than when it tempts the young person to lift the an- 
chor which has held him fast. Supposition is a tricky 
and most unwise basis on which to lift your anchor. 
Don't trust the tempting south wind; it may be the first 
stirrings of a terrible storm. 

Everything was lost except the lives of those aboard. 
The once proud ship so stalwart and sufficient was 
splintered to pieces. Valuable cargo, representing long 
years of labor, was swallowed by the angry sea. Bruised 
and unhappy, cold and sick, the passengers exhaust- 
edly stagger onto a small island. How happy they 
would be if they were resting in the comparative 
comfort of the harbor they so disdained a few 
days ago. 

Let us avoid those inclinations which tend to draw 
us away into strange and unsure paths. Discipline 
those appetites which call for unusual and question- 
able participations. Beware of the beguiling winds 
of temptations which urge a departure from the rules 
which have always been good and fair. Don't trust 
the soft winds which lure you away from the harbor. 
You might get into a storm. You could lose everything. 




Illustrated by Walter Ambrose 



CAUGHT 



By Roy Bernard Jussell 

Truth can be full truth, or only half truth. Some of us might 
think that half truths are pardonable. 



JN CIVICS CLASS, Paula Dres- 
den squirmed uneasily in her 
seat, hoping desperately that 
the class would soon end. Her face 
and ears burned; she supposed they 
were as pink as the ribbon bind- 
ing her deep brown pony tail. 

Bruce Kellogg, of the high I.Q., 
with his light blue, frank eyes, that 
expressed so well his clean, clear 
mind, sat right behind her. "See- 



ing my guilt," Paula thought. 

She supposed they'd walk home 
from school, as usual, and he'd 
want to talk about the civics les- 
son. Strangely enough, though the 
lesson was on government, it per- 
tained to herself, really. 

She watched Miss Althea Bliss 
adjust the glasses on her longish 
nose, and then say, "So we have de- 
cided that the corrupt governments 



in nations which decayed and died 
were really the fault of the voters 
who elected the officials." 

Miss Bliss paused, to let her 
words sink in, and then added, 
"We have also resolved that gov- 
ernments are actually the people 
of the nation, since that is where 
the officials come from. So, when 
truth and honesty die in a people, 
it follows that the nation also dies." 

Paula was certain that her ears 
were a deeper red. She swallowed 
miserably, and needlessly brushed 
her dark hair back. She thought, 
Miss Bliss is talking about me, and 
probably knows it. So did Lilly 
Senter, Orly Glass, Bob Norton and 
perhaps scads of others, excepting 
Bruce, who was new at Harkness 
High. He had dated her twice and 
was, incomparably, the nicest boy 
she had ever known or even 
dreamed of knowing. 

"Bruce," said Miss Althea, "have 
you anything else to add to our dis- 
cussion?" She smiled admiringly at 
him. 

In his fine, clear voice, he said, 
"Yes, Miss Bliss. Truth can be full 
truth, or only half. Some of us 
might think that half truths are 
pardonable." 

Paula swallowed again. She'd 
been telling half truths for years 
to her mother and dad, and had 
gotten by with them, but had been 
caught up with by classmates now 
and then, when she'd had to in- 
vent another half truth or full 
falsehood to cover her first one. 

"Bruce," said the teacher, "could 
you illustrate a half truth?" 

He said, "A candidate running 
for office promising the voters 
more than he knows he can give 
them, just to win an election." 

"Such a candidate," said Miss 
Bliss, "would be a charlatan, a 
quack, too." She looked around the 
class, for other comment, and then 
said, "Paula?" 

Paula's face turned red, and all 
she was able to say was, "Honesty 
is the best policy." 

With school over 

with, she and Bruce walked down 
Washington Street. He carried their 
books under the arm of his blue 
sweater, that matched his eyes. Be- 
cause Miss Bliss had thought his 
remarks in class so valuable, Paula 



said, "You did well in civics, Bruce." 

"Thank you," he said. He was 
above six feet, while she was less 
than five. "Did you really like what 
I said?" he asked. 

When her guilt made her hesi- 
tate, he said, "Of course my re- 
marks weren't personal, just ob- 
jective. You know that old saying: 
'Present company excepted.' " 

"Hmmm," she said, and, realiz- 
ing that she had agreed, and 
that it wasn't the truth because it 
did apply to her. 

She didn't want to talk about the 
subject and supposed he knew it 
because he said, "Let's get off it. 
Long as it doesn't apply to either 
of us." 

She blurted out, "Of course it 
doesn't," and that was a full- 
fledged lie. But if she told him the 
truth about herself she was sure 
that he'd stop going with her. He 
belonged to Youth at his church, 
supervised playground activity at 
the Recreation Center two evenings 
a week, gave talks to clubs, both 
men's and women's, and was in 
everything good you could think of. 

He grinned down and said, "I'd 
still like you to go with me to our 
church Youth, Paula. I'm persis- 
tent, you see." 

The last time he'd asked, she'd 
said, "I would, but — " She'd quickly 
invented a half-truth by adding, 
"I have to help Mother with my 
new dress." That was half true be- 
cause she would help early in the 
evening only and have time to go 
to Youth, but she felt too guilty, 
too inferior, to go. 

She answered him now, with at 
least some truth. "I hope to go 
with you — sometime." 

And then, as they reached their 
homes, which were side by side, she 
said a thoughtless thing. "I can't 
see, though, how half-truths really 
harm anyone." 

"Only the one who uses them," 
he said, and looked at her strangely 
as they parted. He called after her, 
"I mean, mainly the one, though 
the others, too." 

When, a little later, she went to 
the Public Library and returned 
home, she found her mother in the 
kitchen, ironing a pink blouse, one 
that Bruce liked. 



"Paula, where were you so long?" 

She hesitated an instant, and 
though she had told herself she 
must stop telling half-truths, she 
failed again when she said, "Oh, 
the lady at the library was so 
pokey." That part was true, and 
her mother accepted it as the 
whole truth. But it was not at all 
the reason why she was late. She'd 
run into Carla and Pam, and 
they'd gone to Biff's for a soda. 

The soda cost thirty cents from 
her allowance, and she knew she 
should not have spent it. She was 
sure, though, that if Bruce had 
done such a thoughtless thing, he'd 
have told it to his dad, clearing 
the thing at once. 

But, as it was, that thirty cent 
expenditure was to call for more 
untruths. 

Her mother hung 

the blouse on a hanger and, as she 
ironed a housedress, remarked, 
"Are you going over to study with 
Carla this evening?" 

"Yes, Mother." Again, it was only 
a half-truth. They were going to 
study, true enough, but. . . . 

"Will that Jenks boy be there, 
that Rusty, Paula?" 

"Ah — he's playing ball with Rod 
Sommers, Mother." 

That's another half-truth, Paula 
told herself, because, while Rusty 
and Rodney actually would play 
baseball, that wasn't all of it. The 
four of them would drive to Silver 
Lake later in the evening, in 
Rusty's convertible. 

"I'm relieved," said Paula's moth- 
er, "that Rusty is busy playing ball. 
He's such a reckless driver, as you 
know." 

Paula said nothing, but each time 
she told, a half-truth, she thought 
of Bruce, how fine he was. She re- 
membered her mother saying, 
"Things come in threes," the good 
and bad, and what was to happen 
next would be an avalanche of 
troubles. Paula thought, after- 
wards, that if she'd only begun to 
apply the warnings in Miss Bliss' 
talk that very day, she wouldn't 
have been caught and humiliated. 

It was past ten when she came 
in the door and saw her mother 
alone, sewing on the chesterfield. 
Mother failed to greet her, but sat 
there looking downcast. 



"Mother, I'll need thirty cents 
for a new note book for English 
in the morning." At Carla's. she 
had used the last sheet. She'd stop 
in at Smith's to buy it on her way 
to school. 

Her mother went on sewing and 
said, "Paula, sit down here beside 
me." 

Paula swallowed her fear and sat, 
but for a long moment her mother 
did not speak. 

Finally, she said, "The manager 
from Biff's phoned. He said that 
when you girls were in having 
sodas, you left your math in the 
booth." 

Paula's eyes widened. So Mother 
knew, then! "I — I forgot to tell 
you," said Paula. 

"I'm afraid you did not forget. 
You led me to believe that you 
were delayed at the library. And 
you spent your note book money 
for the soda." 

"But, Mother! The library lady 
was pokey!" 

"Perhaps, Paula. But I even won- 
der about that. Don't you see that 
when you tell only a part of the 
truth, and people find it out, they 
can't believe you when you do speak 
the truth. Part of what you say 
is true, the other is only an eva- 
sion." 

PAULA WANTED to 
cry. Mother was so sweet, and this 
was breaking her heart. But there 
was more to come. 

Her mother sighed and said, "Mrs. 
Grissmore stopped in." Just that, 
and it spoke volumes, because the 
woman was a busybody. 

"Paula, you said that you would 
study with Carla. Did you?" 

"I certainly did, cross my heart, 
Mother!" 

"I'll believe that, dear. But, 
again, that's only half the truth. 
You did go riding with Rusty and 
the others, and you led me to be- 
lieve that Rusty would be playing 
ball all evening. Mrs. Grissmore 
saw you riding toward Silver Lake." 

Paula dropped her head in her 
hands and wept. She heard her 
mother blow her nose. 

"Dad and I," said Mother, 
"haven't been the inquisitive sort 
with you, Paula. We thought we'd 
set a good example for you, and 

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DON'T 



KILL 
OUR 
SUNDAY 
SCHOOLS! 



An anonymous Junior-high math teacher sizes up 
his Sunday School . . . and finds it lacking. Read 
what he has to say carefully. Could he be talking 
about your Sunday School? 

M'M A TEACHER twice over. Monday through 
Friday I belabor a roomful of seventh-graders 
in math and science. On Sundays I teach Sun- 
day School. Last week I attended the annual public- 
school teachers' convention and got pretty excited 
about my profession. When I got back, I straightened 
George Washington's picture and shook the dust from 
the flag. The students seemed better behaved, too. 
I was glad to be a teacher! 

But tonight I'm lower than a first-grader's lunch 
pail. I just came home from the monthly Sunday 
School staff meeting. The pastor gave a nice talk. He 
said the Sunday School reaches more people, wins 
more converts, recruits more missionaries, and holds 
more contests than any other part of the church 
program. And this is true. But it's also a miracle 
greater than the sun standing still for old Joshua. 
For if the public schools had been operated like our 
Sunday School, education in America would have col- 
lapsed a century ago. Take a good look. I worked 
hard for a college degree and a certificate which met 
State requirements. I am required to take additional 
college courses every two years. 

How about the Sunday School? Take Fred Brown. 
A good guy, sure. He just joined the church this 
spring. The deacons figured Fred needed a job in the 
church to keep him interested, so they gave him a 
class of junior boys. Fred had never taught a day of 
anything in his life. He admitted that he knew next 
to nothing about the Bible. The children got pretty 

Reprinted by the courtesy of the David C. Cook Publishing 
Company from the January, 1962. Issue of their Leader Magazine. 



well out of hand, and now no one will take what's 
left of the class. So Fred stumbles through the "les- 
son" week by week. 

Mrs. Wilson is a lovely lady who has had a class 
for years. Each Sunday morning she faithfully reads 
from the quarterly to four or five primary young- 
sters. Then she reads aloud the story from the Sun- 
day School paper. She doesn't have time to study. 
Besides, who needs to study after twenty years of 
teaching? 

The lesson helps in the quarterlies are fine — but 
seldom digested, and almost never used. Apparently 
no one thinks of the potential impact of the Sunday 
School curriculum on the children, or the great gaps 
in Bible knowledge created by our hit-or-miss studies. 

Let's note the classroom situation. Through the week 
I have large windows, chalkboards, bulletin boards, 
maps, encyclopedias, comfortable desks, and simple 
lab equipment to effectively teach science. The school 
makes available projectors, and films correlated with 
my study units. I'm almost ashamed to tell about 
our Sunday School. I'm told we can't afford proper 
seating. Most of the classrooms do not have tables. 
A chalkboard is around somewhere, but who knows 
how to use it effectively! Poster work, bulletin boards, 
visual aids: can't afford them, too much bother, no 
time, too busy teaching the "lesson." 

It's the can't afford part that hurts. We managed 
to scrape up the price of choir robes, and new carpet- 
ing for the chancel, also a new twin coffee percolator. 
It's embarrassing when you run out of coffee at a 
$3.00-a-plate feed. 

My public school principal requires the faculty to 
report a half hour before classes begin every day, 
and remain a half hour after the students are dis- 
missed. Effective teaching demands advance prepara- 
tion both of lesson and room. Evaluation at the day's 
close with the lessons still fresh in mind proves help- 
ful in strengthening our teaching. But on Sunday 
morning at least half the Sunday School teachers come 
late, and pupils roam about the building with no 
supervision. 

Fred Brown accidentally came early one Sunday. 
He was horrified to find his junior boys huddled 
in a corner matching pennies intended for the col- 
lection. If Fred had regularly arrived early, before 
the boys, and had provided some activity or at least 
chatted with them, the lust for gambling might have 
been controlled. 

Next, the opening "exercise," which is a routine 
that opens nothing and exercises nobody. The only 
thing that changes is the season. "Silent Night" re- 
places "Heavenly Sunshine" for a couple weeks in 
December. One Sunday last July, I liberated a good- 
sized firecracker from one of my boys during the 
opening exercises. For just a moment, I was tempted! 
I find our public school assemblies purposeful, brief, 
and usually appreciated. The assembly period in Sun- 
say School misses on all three scores. 

NOW, I MUST REALLY lower the flag 
to half-mast. We say the aim of the Sunday School 
is to win people to Christ. So once every two years 



or so, we have decision day. This embarrasses some of 
the teachers since they aren't sure just how to go 
about leading a youngster to a decision for Christ. 
Now and then one of the children accepts Christ at 
Bible camp or V.B.S. Then what? 

Our Sunday School has no systematic program to 
tie the young people into the church. Sure, a half- 
hearted mention is made each Sunday to "Be sure to 
stay for church," which most children — and many 
teachers — regularly ignore. 

In school the Future Teachers, Medical Society, Latin 
Club, and assorted other special-interest groups meet 
regularly with adult leaders helping to tie youth to 
worthwhile hobbies and careers. What could be more 
important to a Sunday School youngster than a def- 
inite, well-known program to quicken his spiritual 
interests and relate him to the entire church? 

The annual fiasco known as the Sunday School 
picnic tortures my memory — so does the Christmas 
program. Even Rally Day pales in comparison with a 
school pep rally for the intramural basketball play- 
offs. What makes the difference? Enthusiasm, im- 
agination, variety, and planning makes the difference. 

I could go on and on. I'm concerned because we've 
let the best thing that ever happened to the church 
of Jesus Christ degenerate into a sagging mess. The 
Sunday School holds the greatest promise for evangel- 
ism and training in the church. Shouldn't it be treated 
with the same dignity and respect that the public 
school enjoys? 

True, public school teachers are salaried and should 
take their work seriously. But did you ever look into 
the face of a troubled Sunday School youngster, and 
realize that you hold the key to his life's happiness? 
Have you ever seen a young person bud into life 
radiating Christ, and know that your teaching had a 
part in it all? That's a pretty fair salary in this 
day of inflation. 

It may be argued that public schools are stronger 
because the law forces attendance, while Sunday 
School is voluntary. All the more reason why we 
should do everything in our power to make the Sunday 
School effective and attractive! 

Sure, taxes pay the bills for public schools. The col- 
lection plate must pick up the tab for the Sunday 
School. I keep thinking about those choir robes. Each 
robe would have bought three kindergarten chairs. 
It's a matter of perspective. 

A root problem can be uncovered by contrasting 
public school and Sunday School administration. The 
town's leading citizens seek membership on the dis- 
trict school board, a position of prestige. The school 
board hires the best superintendent available. He gets 
a three-year contract, renewable if he produces. 

I'm not suggesting that we hire Sunday School 
workers, but I do think we should overhaul our anti- 
quated approach to Sunday School administration. 
Many churches are now creating Christian education 
boards from among their most able members. The 
board selects a superintendent. Our superintendent 
is a dear lady, but she's in office only because no one 
else will take the job. She's untrained, and she ap- 



parently hasn't learned the value of the periodicals 
and books aimed at helping her to do a better job. 
Nor has the church ever offered to send her to a 
Sunday School convention. She'll be elected year after 
year and struggle along with meager results, while 
the Sunday School slowly dies. 

Overwhelming evidence favors some systematic 
means of evaluation. Sunday School enrollment doesn't 
tell the whole story. Our public school district has 
standing curriculum committees, and continuous per- 
sonnel evaluation. Why not the Sunday School? 

There is no use going on. As there's little hope that 
things will get better — not unless we can jolt some of 
our leaders from their comfortable, padded chairs. 

Sunday Schools can be revitalized. We must proceed 
prayerfully. Here are my ten suggestions: 

1. Decide the true worth of the Sunday School. Is 
it useful in fulfilling the Great Commission? Any 
arguments? 

2. Elect a Christian Education committee. Charge 
this committee with the efficient operation of the Sun- 
day School. 

3. The Christian Education committee will recruit 
the best possible superintendent, and lend him the 
support necessary to give the position meaning. 

4. Adopt and publicize a challenging, sane standard 
for teachers. (Some feelings may be temporarily 
bruised when the be-on-time edict goes forth. They'll 
heal.) 

5. Establish a practical training program with in- 
stitutes, seminars, books, periodicals, and etc. Keep 
training before your teachers. 

6. Check classrooms and equipment. More people 
find Christ through Sunday School than through the 
choir. Keep the church budget in proper perspective. 

7. Take a long, hard look at the curriculum . . . 
evaluate from teacher and pupil viewpoint: practical, 
doctrinal, Biblical. And don't forget the take-home 
papers. 

8. Evaluate the evangelism and church tie-in. Plan 
to lead the pupils to Christ and to membership in 
His church. 

9. Lay out a year's program. Lend fresh thinking 
to the annual events. Get the Sunday School picnic 
out of its rut. Start the Christmas program planning 
in September — not mid-November. 

10. Above all, keep the Sunday School before the 
entire church. Seek spirit- 
ually-minded teachers with 
a personal concern for the 
pupils. A prayed-for Sun- 
day School must succeed! 

Our youth spend thirty 
hours a week, often in mul- 
timillion dollar buildings, 
under the guidance of 
highly trained personnel in 
the learning of cultural and 
academic subjects. Dare we 
settle for slipshod, anyone- 
will-do, halfhearted Sun- 
day Schools? 







m 



COURTESY 



m 



CHRISTIAN 



' "■P M' V 



BY MONNA^E^S 



m 



I ANY PERSONS claim that 
the old-time practice of 
courtesy is disappearing. 

This should not be true of a 
Christian. Jesus manifested cour- 
tesy at all times. He showed cour- 
tesy to the woman at the well 
(John 4). It amazed her that a 
Jew should ask a favor from a 
gentile. Jesus broke down that bar- 
rier between Jew and gentile. 

He manifested courtesy under the 
most trying circumstances. When 
He was suffering the agony on the 
cross, He beheld His mother stand- 
ing near. Her womanhood called 
for protection, so Jesus commis- 
sioned John, His beloved disciple, 



to care for His mother. 

Social status make no difference 
in the performing of acts of cour- 
tesy. Courtesy never belittles a 
person. It ennobles the one and 
compliments the other. 

Emerson spoke wisely when he 
said, "What you are speaks so loud- 
ly I cannot hear what you say." 
Certainly we reveal by our out- 
ward demeanor and mode of living 
that which we really are. 

Courtesy certainly calls for pleas- 
antness to those with whom we as- 
sociate. Why should one person in- 
flict his bad temperament on 
another? It is said: "Violence is not 
half so dangerous, it besieges us 



openly; . . . but courtesy, if we be 
enemies, makes us lay our weapons 
down and take up love." 

The story is told of 

a man from the city who pur- 
chased a farm, not knowing that 
for many years there had been an 
argument going on over the loca- 
tion of a division fence. 

After he found it out, different 
persons in the little farming com- 
munity told him that he was sure 
to have trouble with his neighbor, 
who was half-Tartar and half- 
Hun. 

The city man thought little of 
the warning until one morning 
when he walked out to look at the 
fence in question. 

In just a few minutes, his chip- 
on-the-shoulder neighbor walked 
over to the man and blurted out: 
"This fence is one foot over on my 
land and it's got to be moved!" 

"Very well," answered the new- 
comer in a soft, courteous voice, "if 
this fence is over on your land 
one foot, and has been for all these 
years, I shall see that it is moved 
back two feet on my land." 

There was instantly a changed 
expression on the face of the other 
man. For a few moments he was 
speechless. 

Then he said, "That is more than 
I claim. Only move it back one 
foot!" 

"Never mind about that," said 
the newcomer, smiling pleasantly, 
still keeping a tone of courtesy as 
he spoke, "You know, Sir, your 
friendship is more valuable to me 
than two feet of land." 

The old farmer looked up into 
the face of the man from the city. 
Tears welled up in his eyes as he 
said, "My friend, let's just forget 
about the old fence. You come on 
over to my place and meet the 
wife. She makes awful good apple 
pies." 

Through that little act of cour- 
tesy, a friendship began that only 
death could end. 

There is marvelous power in 
courtesy. 

Christians are courteous! Christ 
set the example and if we are to 
please Him in our daily living, we 
must possess this grace of cour- 
tesy. 



8 



^(L AD, SOME OF the fellows 

/ J call me names," Jim said, 
o^-^ slumping into a chair in 
his father's den. "And I don't like 
it much." 

"What sort of names do they 
call you, son?" 

"Oh, different names. Sam called 
me a 'tumbleweed' just today. What 
is a tumbleweed, Dad?" 

Dad laid down his paper. "A 
tumbleweed was once a Russian 
thistle, I'm told. In some places, it 
is said, they grow as large as an 
ordinary washtub, but around here 
they are much smaller, of course. 
In summer they are green and 
round, but the hot sun dries them 
thoroughly. After a time, they 
change to a dark-brown shade, and 
become too heavy for their stems, 
so they fall off the bushes and lie 
on the ground. Then when the wind 
strikes them they do queer tricks, 
tumbling and rolling and scurrying 
gaily before the breezes. I watched 
one some time ago, as it moved 
rapidly along. Sometimes they 
travel surprising distances to de- 
posit their seeds." 

"Thanks, Dad. But I still can't 
see — " Jim's face wore a puzzled 
frown. "I can't see why Sam called 
me a tumbleweed. I'm neither 
round, fat, nor brown, so why — ?" 

Dad chuckled. "I don't know just 
why Sam called you a tumbleweed, 
son." Ke gazed at the ceiling a 
moment. "Let us see. A tumbleweed 
depends entirely upon the wind for 
its power to travel. Without a 
breeze, it lies helpless where it is. 
Now, its purpose in life is to go 
somewhere and carry its seeds, 
eventually depositing them in the 
earth, so that more tumbleweeds 
can grow next year. We can see 
that it is useless without the wind 
to push it along." 

The big grandfather's clock 
ticked slowly. Jim studied the pat- 
tern of the rug, then asked, "You 
mean, Dad, that maybe I depend 
too much on others to push me 
along? Is that what Sam meant, 
too?" 

"I don't know what he had in 
mind. Perhaps he was only trying 
to have fun with you. It's quite 
likely that Sam doesn't know much 
about tumbleweeds himself, and — " 




By 

Chester 
Shuler 



"Oh, but he does, Dad! Sam's a 
whiz at such things. He can tell 
you the name of almost every weed 
and flower around. I guess maybe 
Sam meant that I'm like a tum- 
bleweed, in some way or other." 

"Well, then, suppose we analyze 
the tumbleweed a bit more. Just 
how could a boy like you resemble 
a tumbleweed, I wonder. Could his 
attitude in general be like that? 
Too dependent upon others, or upon 
circumstances? On top of the world 
when everything is going fine, down 
at the bottom of the well when 
things go badly?" 

"Could be," Jim said, thought- 
fully. "And Sam says I'm an okay 
pitcher when our team's winning. 
But no good when the bases are 
loaded. So I guess — " Jim stared 
through the window. "Maybe he's 
got something there." 

"You think that it's possible, 
then, you could be somewhat like 
a tumbleweed, son?" 



"Maybe. A tumbleweed isn't of 
much use when the wind isn't 
there to help it. And then when 
the wind does help, the tumble- 
weed must go wherever the wind 
takes it." Jim grinned a little. "I 
guess a tumbleweed hasn't much 
to say about what it does or where 
it goes." 

DAD PICKED UP his 
Bible. "You know, son, I've often 
said that in this wonderful Book 
there's some principle covering 
nearly every problem of life. And 
I just happen to think of a few 
verses in the first chapter of 
James' epistle which could refer to 
a tumbleweed — or a 'tumbleweed 
boy or man.' " He turned the pages 
rapidly. "Here it is, James 1:5-7: 
'If any of you lack wisdom, let 
him ask of God, that giveth to all 
men liberally, and upbraideth not; 
and it shall be given him. But let 
him ask in faith, nothing waver- 
ing. For he that wavereth is like 
a wave of the sea driven with the 
wind and tossed. For let not that 
man think that he shall receive any 
thing of the Lord.' Can you see any 
resemblance there, to a tumble- 
weed, son?" 

Jim nodded. "Sure. The waves of 
the sea are blown where the wind 
wants to take them." 

"Yes. And that's the way it is 
with a man, or boy, who lacks the 
faith to go ahead and do things 
for himself. If he lets other men 
and boys pull or push him along he 
isn't too likely to go on the right 
path, see? He'll have to 'go with 
the crowd' — and the crowd, son, is 
so often wrong these days." 

Jim thought a little while on 
that. "You know, Dad, Sam's a 
straight-shooter. He goes to Sunday 
School every Sunday, too. I guess 
maybe he meant it when he called 
me a 'tumbleweed.' Well, I'm going 
to see that at least I don't deserve 
that name from now on." 

"Fine, son. But don't forget to 
ask the Lord for His help in keeping 
your good resolution. You'll need 
His help every moment." 

"Okay, Dad, I'll remember." At 
the door, Jim turned, "I guess Jesus 
is the One a fellow can depend on 
to take him where he ought to go, 
isn't He?" 



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Supplied by the National Sunday School 
Association 



National 





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YOUTH WEEK THEME: MAKE READV 



APRIL 8-15 



YOUTH YEEK is sponsored by the Church 
of God for the purpose of directing the 
attention of the church to the talents 
of youth; and for the purpose of focus- 
ing the attention of young people on 
their personal needs. The National Youth 
Department will send to each church a 
FREE packet with materials on observ- 
ing YOUTH WEEK. 



SUB-THEMES: 

Monday: To present the Word (Bible Knowledge) 

Tuesday: For a Life Career 

Wednesday: For Marriage 

Thursday: For Community Service 

Friday: For Personal Witnessing 

Saturday: For Lasting Friendships 

Sunday: For a Happy Life (accept Christ) 

£ MAKE READY TO PRESENT THE WORD 

By Miss Eunice Russell 
Pioneer Girls, Chicago, Illinois 

It is no easy task to "present the Word." Why? 
"Thy Word is truth," said Jesus. And most of us avoid 
facing the truth about ourselves, about life, and about 
God. No magic modern method will make young people 
want the truth. This is the work of the Holy Spirit. 

Having begun on this premise, work with Him to ob- 
tain the proper result of presenting the Word — a 
changed life! 

1. Never read the Word of God to young people 
without first focusing their attention on the passage. 
Ask a stimulating question, lead them to search for a 
definite answer. 



2. Do not do the thinking for young people. Never 
feed them pre-digested milk, bread or meat. Get them 
to explore the central thought, the relationship be- 
tween verses, the contrasts, the analogies and their 
meaning, the development of a Bible character. 

3. Do not leave them with just more Bible knowl- 
edge in their hands. Lead them to apply it to life in 
practical ways. Give them something to do with the 
truth taught in the next 24 hours. Better yet, get them 
to suggest the application themselves. 

The goal of good Bible teaching is to make youth 
independent of you in their Bible study. Shun any 
method which does not lead to that goal. 



MAKE READY FOR A LIFE CAREER 

By Mrs. Norman S. Townsend 
North Kingstown, Rhode Island 

The right life career! Choosing it brings bewilder- 
ment, frustration, and sleepless nights to many young 
people. The youth leader can help by: 

1. Teaching definite steps to take in determining 
God's will, and leading youth to be concerned about 
finding God's will. 

2. Guiding youth in determining what their abilities 
really are. 

3. Keeping Christian college catalogs and year books 
in an accessible place. 



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4. Taking groups to Open House activities at Chris- 
tian colleges. 

5. Planning a series of "Christian College Week- 
ends" when representatives come to participate in 
youth meetings and regular services with informal 
time planned for questions by youth and parents. 

6. Presenting the multitude of openings for Chris- 
tian service. What do you picture as "full-time" Chris- 
tian service? A man in a pith helmet, Bible under 
his arm, preaching under a banyon tree? Could be, 
but a "full-time" Christian servant may also be a radio 
man with a screw driver in his hand, manager of a 
Christian book store, an artist doing lay-outs for a 
Christian publication, a musician or a script writer 
for Christian radio, a linguist working on an un- 
written tongue, a secretary, an accountant. 

The world has unemployment problems, God's labor- 
ers are all too few. The time is all too short! Let's 
go to work! 



% MAKE READY FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE 

By Rev. Thomas R. Teply 
Montclair, New Jersey 

The largest gap in your total youth program is 
most likely to be in the area of Christian service. 
Nearly every evangelical church gives its youth op- 
portunities for study in Sunday School, worship, in 
Sunday services, and leadership in the weekly youth 
group. One of the reasons why so many youth groups 
are so weak is because the young people see no purpose 
in their study, worship and meetings. The first thing 
for you as a youth leader to do to correct the prob- 
lem is to recognize that it exists. A youth group with- 
out opportunities for Christian service is like a "basket 
case," a human without arms or legs. 

The second step in the solution to your problem is 
to discover what organizations in your church and 
communty might appreciate the Christian service of 
your young people. There may be a county home for 
the aged near by, a church-related nursing home, a 
children's hospital or orphanage, a jail, a community 
center, a "Y" or a neighboring church, a service- 
men's center, a friendly police department which would 
permit street or park meetings. 

How to express your Christian service in the com- 
munity is another part of the problem. Will you plan 
a sophisticated organization of gospel teams? Do you 
want to lead more or less formal services, with the 
young people taking bit parts? Are you going to pro- 
vide social activities for underprivileged people, and 
include a spiritual note? Would your church's official 
board allow the youth to pursue a project to raise 
funds for missionaries? 

You must be so enthusiastic about opportunities for 
Christian service for your youth that when you chal- 
lenge their lives with the opportunities, they will be 
eager to begin. And be sure that their first experience 
so glorifies their Saviour and blesses their own hearts 
that they will want to make a lifetime career of serving 
the Lord with gladness. 



% MAKE READY FOR PERSONAL WITNESSING 

By Miss Winifred L. Fay 
Pioneer Girls, Chicago, Illinois 

If you know Christ, if you talk with Him in prayer 
and listen to Him as He talks with you through His 
Word, tell others. Tell them enthusiastically and ex- 
citingly what He means to you, what He has done for 
you. 

Live in a way that speaks louder than the words 
you say. 

Ask God to make you His mouthpiece; to show you 



Jane's and Bill's needs and a common experience which 
you can share; it can become a springboard for talk 
about Him. 

As leaders of young people, your example is the most 
powerful teacher in "making ready for personal wit- 
nessing." 



# MAKE READY FOR LASTING FRIENDSHIPS 

By Rev. Ray Zimmerman 
United Brethren in Christ. Huntington, Indiana 

The making of lasting friendships is an art any 
normal person can cultivate. It is not easily attained. 
There is no short cut in achieving it. All must pay 
the same price. It cannot be secured at reduced prices 
and it is never on sale at the bargain counters. It 
knows no inflation, deflation, nor fluctuation. While 
it is true that some have more resources than others 
with which to procure it, yet the price is the same 
for rich or poor, pretty or plain, handsome or homely. 

When the Creator made man He saw that it was 
not good for him to be alone, so He made him a 
companion. It is important that we as youth leaders 
give our youth guidance in the choosing of a life part- 
ner. However, there are other friendships which are 
lasting and very important in the developing of a 
happy life. 

As youth leaders there are five essential qualities 
which we must always keep before the youth in help- 
ing them to "make ready for lasting friendships." 
They are: Be sincere, Be friendly, Remember people, 
Be courteous and kind and Like people. Youth leaders 
should always be on the alert to help young people 
gain these qualities. 

Social activities within the youth program of the 
church can be a valuable means of developing these 
qualities in the youth if the program is planned for 
a purpose rather than just an activity. 



MAKE READY FOR A HAPPY LIFE! 

By Dr. Edward D. Simpson 
Fort Wayne Bible College 
Fort Wayne, Indiana 

For the past several weeks we have been watching 
some little friends "make ready for a happy life" this 
winter. A family of squirrels has been gathering good- 
ies against a guant gale. 

Now, as the Creator has provided for the needs of 
the animal world, also He has arranged for human 
happiness here and hereafter — in the person and 
work of Christ (Phil. 4:19). Is it logical to assume, 
then, that our degree of happiness will be in direct 
proportion to the place we give Him in our lives? 

The Psalmist would answer, "There is joy in His 
salvation . . . and there are pleasures at His right 
hand." 

Jeremiah would claim, "He can turn mourning into 

Joy!" 

Isaiah would exclaim, "His servants sing for joy of 
heart." 

Matthew would urge, "Use your talents faithfully, 
that you may hear Him say 'Well done; enter thou 
into joy.'" 

John would testify, "I know no greater joy than 
nurturing my young Christian friends I have led to 
the Saviour." 

Paul would exhort, "Provide heart-soil for the fruit 
of the Spirit, which is love, joy . . ." 

Christ would invite, "Abide in me . . . that my joy 
might remain in you." 

Live now as you will wish you had lived after you 
have stepped into eternity! 



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a RAISE, 

NOT A RISE 



From the Boss 



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\\HY MARGARET laid her purse and gloves 
'on the desk next to her typewriter. She pat- 
ted her hair, powdered her nose, and remarked 
to the typist in front of her, "Well this is it! The 
day has come Jeannie, when I am going to ask the 
boss for a raise. I've been with Blank, Blank and 
Blank for over six months, don't you think it's about 
time? I always do my work well, I'm on time and 
very rarely ever absent. You'd think Mr. Blank would 
give me a few dollars extra in my pay envelope 
without making it necessary for me to ask." 

Jeannie studied her co-worker. "What are you go- 
ing to say when you go in to see the boss, Mary 
Margaret? The approach, I mean. Are you going to 
come right out and ask for more money? You should 
have a concrete reason of some sort ready if he 
should ask you why you think you need a raise." 

"A reason, there always has to be a reason to make 
my life more complicated!" Mary Margaret picked up 
her hat and gloves, pulled open her desk drawer and 
laid them in beside her purse. 

"Well, did you think up a good reason, yet?" asked 
Jeannie with her hands on the keyboard. 

"I think I'll say, 'All my friends, girls with whom 
I went to school with have similar positions. We all 
started work at the same time and they have all had 
substantial raises, as much as ten dollars extra a 
week. And what's more, Mr. Blank, I earn less than 
they do!' " 

"No!" shrieked Jeannie. "Don't say that! That's one 
sure way of not getting a raise at all. You're more 
apt to get a rise out of Mr. Blank." 

"Well, then," mused Mary Margaret, "how about this 
approach? It's so hard to make ends meet these days. 
You know the cost of living is going up. My landlady 
is planning to raise my room rent. I've just got to 
have more money or I'll starve!" 

From the look of surprise on Jeannie's face, Mary 
Margaret knew this would be the worst possible rea- 
son she could offer. 

"Well, I won't leave this office today until I have 
talked to Mr. Blank," and with that statement, she put 
a piece of paper in her typewriter and typed the 
next suggestion out word-for-word. 

"Listen to this, Jeannie. T wanted to go to Bermuda 
on my vacation, but I guess it costs too much. I like 
to wear nice clothes to the office, but I have to shop 
in bargain basements. It's impossible to have even a 



By Pauline McConnell 



few pleasures on my meager salary. A girl is young 
only once!' " 

"Oh, no! You do like working here, don't you, Mary 
Margaret? You march in to inner sanctum with a 
spiel like that and you'll be looking up an agency 
for another position. The 'poor-little-me' approach is 
definitely out!" 

"I could tell Mr. Blank, I've been offered a better 
job with one of our competitors," giggled Mary 
Margaret. "Say, Jeannie, I'm running out of ideas." 

"That approach would be blackmail, and you know 
it! Mr. Blank has been very nice to you, and even 
if he wasn't, you couldn't possibly use that method 
to better yourself." 

"Oh," wailed Mary Margaret, "why did you have to 
complicate things like this? I was already this morn- 
ing to go in and ask for more money in my own 
way. I think I'll sleep on the idea and ask him to- 
morrow. I'd better get back to work now." 

HOW ABOUT YOU? If you were asking 
for a raise, what approach would you use? The time 
may not be too distant when some of you will be 
holding down office positions. Here's a few ideas to 
tuck away in your memory file. 

♦Experts in the know have devised an almost fool- 
proof method of boosting the salary. It should work 
in a lot of other jobs, too. It will at least contribute 
toward getting a raise quicker. 

1. Present your request in as businesslike a way as 
is possible. Use the same sales pitch your boss uses 
to a customer. (He'll appreciate that.) 

2. Summarize the work you have done, pointing 
out the outstanding results of your personal con- 
tributions. 

3. Point out any new skills you have brought to 
the job. 

4. Attention can be brought to what money you 
saved him in suggestions, short cuts, using idle equip- 
ment, staying after hours in emergencies. Thinking 
of his problems instead of the disappointments you 
will encounter if you don't keep a date at home, or 
with friends. 

5. Enumerate what constructive ideas you contri- 
bute, and what helpful suggestions or advice you give 
co-workers. 

(Continued on page 24) 



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THE MAGIC WORDS 



Children's Page 



By Julia R. Davis 



OH, MOTHER!" exclaimed Mattie Lou. "I am so 
lonely at school. I don't know anybody, and nobody 
knows me." 

"My dear, you shouldn't feel like that. Strangers 
often seem unfriendly when they are just thoughtless, 
or shy. By spring you won't be able to remember 
how you feel now." 

"Maybe, but I wish I had some friends, now," Mattie 
Lou sighed. She'd left her friends behind in a faraway 
little town and come with her parents to the big city. 
She found it hard to make friends in the big city 
school. 

"I know it's partly my fault. I am too shy with 
strangers; I wish I knew some magic words that 
would make people love me, like we read about in 
fairy tales," Mattie Lou smiled at such a thought. 

"I know some words that always work like magic 
for me," said Mother, smiling. 

"Oh, Mother, you are joking," said Mattie Lou, look- 
ing at Mother questionably. 

"Oh, no I am not," Mother insisted, "but they are 
secret words, and you must keep them in your own 
heart. If you believe them they will bring more bless- 
ings than a magic lamp." 

"Oh, Mother, please tell me!" begged Mattie Lou. 

"It is best not to speak them, but I'll write them. 
You must promise to keep them in your heart — just 
whisper them, so no one will hear you. And you must 
believe them, or they will not work," said Mother, 
solemnly. 

Mother wrote some words on a slip of paper and 
handed it to Mattie Lou. 

Mattie Lou was disappointed. "These don't look like 
magic words." 

"Don't doubt until you try them," Mother advised. 
"Suppose you try them today, and see how they work. 
But you must believe them." 

The next morning Mattie Lou remembered the magic 
words and her promise to try them to make friends. 
She, also, remembered that she must believe them 
and must do her part to make them work. 

When she kissed her mother good-by and started 
for school, she whispered the magic words, softly. As 
she entered her home room, Miss Riley, the teacher, 
smiled at her. She liked Miss Riley, and the magic 
words came easily to her mind. 

At lunch time she noticed a girl, sitting alone. 
Mattie Lou approached her, and shyly asked, "May I 
sit with you?" 

"Oh, yes!" the girl exclaimed. "I was hoping that 
someone would notice that I am alone. I haven't 




Devaney 



been here long and don't know many of the students." 
"I haven't been here long, either," said Mattie Lou. 
"I have been very lonely." 

Janet Long, the girl, and Mattie Lou were soon 
talking like old friends. Like Mattie Lou, Janet had 
come from a small town school and was shy in the 
big city school. 

Mattie Lou remembered the magic words and de- 
cided to look for others who were lonely. 

THAT AFTERNOON Mattie Lou had trou- 
ble with a test. One puzzling question — she couldn't 
remember. The magic words came to her mind. The 
idea that they could help seemed so silly, she thought. 
But, she didn't believe Miss Riley would give a test 
too hard for the class. So she read the question very 
slowly and quietly several times, then she remembered 
the answer, just as time was out. 

As she turned a corner leaving the grounds on the 
way home, she collided with two school mates, a boy 
and a girl. In embarrassment she stooped to pick up 
her books, that seemed to have multiplied in number 
as they hit the ground. 

"Here, let me get them," said the boy. "I'm sorry 
to be so clumsy. Did I hurt you?" 

"Oh, no. It wasn't your fault. I wasn't noticing where 
I was going," said Mattie Lou. 

"I am Jack Mason, and this is my sister, Lois," 
said the boy. 

"I am Mattie Lou Boynton. I've noticed both of 
you in two of our classes, but didn't know your 
names," she replied. "I haven't been here very long 
and don't know many of the students." Mattie Lou 
reached for her books. 

"We are going your way. Let me take them," said 
Jack. 

While they strolled along for several blocks, they 
chatted and became acquainted. Mattie Lou remem- 
bered the magic words, as she counted three new 
friends made during the day. 

"Mother," she called, as she rushed into the house, 
"the magic words did work for me." 

"I was sure they would," Mother replied. " 'God 
bless you — I love you' are magic words. If carried in 
your heart, they will be a blessing to you, and make 
others happy, too." 

"I feel sure they will bring a blessing," agreed 
Mattie Lou. "When I meet a stranger and have the 
magic words in my heart, I will feel like he is my 
friend, and someway I believe he will feel my friend- 
liness, too." 



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CHURCH - WIDE 



SUNDAV SCHOOL 



LOYALTY CAMPAIGN 



faster to [^entecodt 



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APRIL 22-JUNE 10 

By CECIL KNIGHT, 

National S. S. Director 



Every church will be filled 

on Easter Sunday! Over 300,000 people will 

attend a Church of God Sunday School. 

As one pastor put it, "This is the 

day I wish my congregation 

a 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year' 

for some of them will not be back 

until the next Easter." This great 

day, however, presents a wonderful 

opportunity to reach new people. 

Especially for Pentecostals, Easter to 

Pentecost is an excellent time to promote 

loyalty and faithfulness to 

God and His Church. This eight 

week campaign presents a 

timelv theme for each week. 





EASTER SUNDAY— "DAY 
OF COMMITMENT" 

This is the kick-off for the 
Loyalty Campaign. The na- 
tional attendance goal for 
Easter Sunday is 300,000. 
Each person will be a vital 
link in this attendance chain. 
Those who attend Sunday School on Easter are 
urged to make a personal commitment to attend 
Sunday School for seven consecutive Sundays, 
climaxing with Pentecost Sunday. 
Will you be a link in the attendance chain on East- 
er Sunday? Then decide and determine to be in 
Sunday School every Sunday from Easter to Pen- 
tecost. 



LOYALTY TO THE 
SUNDAY SCHOOL 

The Sunday School provides 
the church its greatest force 
for evangelism. Its interest in 
and ministry to all ages mer- 
its the total support of the 
church. 

The Sunday School is the church reaching, teach- 
ing, winning, and enlisting those it wins in service 
for God and His Church. Jesus said, "Go ye there- 
fore, and teach all nations. . . . Teaching them 
to observe all things whatsoever I have command- 
ed you. . . ." (Matthew 28:19, 20). 




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LOYALTY TO THE 
CHURCH 

The Sunday School is the 

church at study, using as a 

textbook, the Bible. The 

church should be the Sunday 

School at worship and at work 

building the kingdom of God. 

In this hour of fading loyalties and changing 

times, the Christian needs to feel a new concern 

for the church. There must be a deep devotion 

to Christ — He is the chief cornerstone. There 

needs to be a sense of loyalty to the church. It 

is hoped that through this campaign an attitude 

of appreciation for the church, its leaders, pastors, 

and officials, will be felt by all. 



LOYALTY TO THE FAMILY 

While the family is the foun- 
dation of our society, it is 
being threatened today by di- 
visive and destructive forces. 
We must learn and teach loy- 
alty to the family in order 
to please God, preserve our way of life, and fill 
our obligations to life. We must have Christian 
homes where parents and children honor and serve 
the Lord and are faithful to each other. The 
church must help in the development of loyalty 
to the family by leaving enough time during the 
week free for family togetherness. 



LOYALTY IN 
STEWARDSHIP 

Loyalty is usually brought 
about by a sense of duty or 
by love and gratitude. Those 
who are loyal in stewardship 
because of duty are not hap- 
py. Those who are good stew- 
ards for God serve Him with their time, talent, 
and money because they love Him. Christ de- 
mands faithfulness in our devotions: Our time 
in service for Him, our talent to glorify Him, 
our tithe and offerings to build His kingdom. 
The goal for the week is "every member a tither" 
and everyone faithful in the use of their time 
and talent. 






LOYALTY TO THE 
COMMUNITY 

The church must respond to 
the challenge of the com- 
munity. At the front door of 
the church there are hundreds 
who must be reached. The 
Sunday School is the "arm of 
the church" best designed to reach these neigh- 
bors. No effort should be spared in evangelizing 
the community. 

The church has an obligation to its community. 
There are always worthwhile projects in the com- 
munity that the church can support and use its 
influence to improve. What does your community 
know about your church ? Do you know the needs 
of those who live near your church? Has there 
been a church census taken in your community? 
It is hope s d that the church will go calling on the 
community through the Sunday School. 

LOYALTY TO THE 
UNREACHED 

The purpose of this week will 

be to focus the attention of 

the church on the unreached 

in the community and city. In 

these last days the church 

must concern itself with a lost 

generation. The lost and the wayward can be 

reached with a "soul-winning" Sunday School. 

The Sunday School must be a militant force with 

a ministry of outreach for the unreached. 

LOYALTY IN SERVICE 

"Pentecost Sunday" 
This will be an official ob- 
servance of Pentecost Sunday 
and its importance to Pente- 
costal Christians. Every spir- 
it-filled believer will be urged 
to unite together in a crusade for Christ and His 
Church. 

The urgent plea for this day is "Tarry . . . until 
ye be endued with power from on high" (Luke 
24:29). 

Power to live the Christ life. 
Power to love a lost world. 
Power to lead a lost soul to the Savior. 





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THE GREAT COMMONER 



William Jennings Bryan, 

Orator extraordinary and 

defender of the Faith, 

never reached higher 

heights of eloquence 

than when he 

proclaimed 

God's Word. 



By Bennie Bengtson 



£— * HOUGH he was called "the 
" / boy orator of the Platte" 
*^_S during the presidential cam- 
paign of 1896, William Jennings 
Bryan became even better known 
later on in his career as "the Great 
Commoner." His militant espousal 
of fundamental Christianity both 
through the written and spoken 
word made him a familiar and out- 
standing figure to millions of 
Americans of his era. He was born 
on March 19, 1860, at Salem, Il- 
linois, where his father was Circuit 
Judge, and lived on a five hun- 
dred acre farm. 

His father was a devout man, one 
who made religion a part of daily 
life for himself and his family. He 
made it a rule to pray three times 
a day, at morning, noon, and 
night, permitting nothing to inter- 
fere with his devotions. Even when 
holding court he would suspend 
proceedings at noon to kneel in si- 
lent prayer in the courtroom. This 
habit made such an impression on 
the son that he never forgot it. It 
sent young William Jennings to the 
Bible, as the source book of his 
father's faith, to study its pages 



diligently and well. The result was 
that the Bible profoundly influ- 
enced his thought, speech and 
thinking. It made him a lifelong 
leader in various religious move- 
ments, in Sunday Schools, and a 
vigorous advocate of national pro- 
hibition. 

As a boy he did not attend school 
until he was ten years old, being 
taught at home by his parents. 
Then he went to public school for 
five years, and later to Illinois 
College, being graduated at twenty- 
one. Two years later, in 1883, he 
completed his course at Union Law 
College in Chicago. Even as a 
youngster of pre-school age his 
bent toward public speaking was 
evident, for he liked to stand on the 
kitchen table at home and declaim 
his lessons to his mother. He pre- 
ferred the table to the floor, he 
said, because he could think better 
when standing on it! At college 
he won a prize in an intercollegiate 
oratorical contest, the subject of 
his original oration being "Justice." 
Upon graduation he delivered the 
valedictory address. 

After law school, he went to work 
in Senator Trumbull's law office, 
and then married his college sweet- 
heart, Miss Mary Baird, of Perry, 
Illinois. They were well suited for 
each other, having mutual inter- 
ests, and she was of great help to 
him in his career for she too, had 
studied law. 

Having been a student of the 
Scriptures since early boyhood, 
Bryan often quoted from the Bible 
in his speeches and lectures. When 
he interviewed his fiancee's father 
in regard to their marriage this 
tendency also prevailed. Mrs. Bryan 
once related the story: "In his di- 
lemma, William sought refuge in 
the Scriptures and began: 'Mr. 
Baird, I have been reading Pro- 
verbs a good deal lately and find 
that Solomon says: "Whoso find- 
eth a wife findeth a good thing, 
and obtaineth favor of the Lord." 
'Father, being something of a Bi- 
ble scholar himself, replied: 'Yes, 
Solomon did say that; but Paul 
suggests that, "while he that mar- 
rieth doeth well, he that marri- 
eth not, doth better." ' This was 
distressing, but William saw his way 
through, for he said: 'Solomon 



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would be the best authority on this 
point, because Paul never married, 
while Solomon had many wives!'" 

IN 1887 the Bryans 
moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where 
he entered into a partnership with 
a former schoolmate, A. R. Talbot, 
who had a law office of his own 
there. As a lawyer, Bryan was mod- 
erately successful, though he could 
have made a great deal more mon- 
ey if he had been less idealistic. 
But he had certain convictions as 
to what was right and honest, and 
he refused to deviate from these. 
He once refused a fee of $10,000, 
for instance, from a railroad, rath- 
er than to compromise on his prin- 
ciples. He regarded the railroad as 
being monopolistic and doing busi- 
ness by taking unfair advantage of 
the people as a whole, and would 
not accept money to defend them. 
In 1890 he was elected to Con- 
gress from his district, serving two 
terms. His ability as a speaker con- 
tributed much toward his election, 
for he expressed himself clearly on 
the topics of the day, in a very sin- 
cere, earnest and dignified man- 
ner. While still in the House he 
twice sought election to the Senate 
but was defeated. At the Demo- 
cratic National Convention held in 
Chicago in 1896, he made the 
speech that put his name before 
the world, the famous "Cross of 
Gold" speech in favor of bimetal- 
lism. It favored the coinage of silver 
at a ratio of 16 to 1, and closed 
with the words: "You shall not 
press down upon the brow of labor 
this crown of thorns; you shall not 
crucify mankind upon a cross of 
gold!" It has been called "the most 
notable utterance delivered by an 
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By Mary Alice Young 



-ALTHOUGH THE Bible, or 
/ / parts of it, has been trans- 
— <v lated into over one thou- 
sand different languages and into 
Braille for the blind, there are few 
persons who realize it has also been 
set down in shorthand. What is be- 
lieved to be the only version com- 
pleted in this manner belongs to 
a Cape Town, South African fam- 
ily. 

The Holy Word transcribed in 
this manner was the patient labor 
of love of William Watson, a youth- 
ful accountant. Those of you who 
use shorthand, or are presently 
studying it, realize the importance 
of writing the characters in a legi- 
ble manner so that they may later 
be transcribed easily. It is impor- 
tant that the symbols be neat and 
carefully written so that someone 
other than yourself with short- 
hand knowledge may read them. 



Oftentimes a secretary is not avail- 
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from the office for a few days. 
The boss needs reports, letters or 
his speech and he needs them 
typed up immediately. Therefore, 
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can type them up without diffi- 
culty. 

Sir Isaac Pitman, who devised 
the shorthand system used by Bill 
Watson, once offered the young 
man $25,000 for the Bible, but it 
was not for sale at any price. 
While still in his early twenties, 
Watson became the leading short- 
hand writer in his community. He 
decided after some deliberation to 
transcribe the Holy Word into 
shorthand during his spare time. 
The monumental task included 
both Testaments, historical ac- 
counts and even the indexes. 



After the work was completed, 
Watson decided it might be a good 
idea to count the words and letters 
he had transcribed. After hours of 
tabulating, he learned that he had 
set down in Pitman characters a 
total of 773,697 words and 3,566,- 
480 letters. 

NONE OF US, no mat- 
ter how careful we are, can take 
dictation without making an error 
of some kind. In spite of how 
meticulous we might be, we are 
bound to get smudges on the note- 
book. Our punctuation is not al- 
ways completely accurate, and in 
our haste the symbols are not al- 
ways accurately written. This was 
not the case, however, with Bill 
Watson's labor of love. In his en- 
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discrepancy in symbol, punctuation 
or spelling — and there was not a 
hint of soil on the entire manu- 
script. 

In 1915 just before Bill Watson 
died, he made the request that his 
shorthand Bible be kept in the 
family for all generations to come. 
Forty-five years have passed since 
he made that request, and today, 
upon examination of his precious 
work of art, one sees a work of 
beauty and perfection. Every sym- 
bol is as clear and sharp as it was 
the day it was written. What's 
more, any student of Pitman short- 
hand who chances to see the Wat- 
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ficulty. 

Words to Think About 

"Let us go on unto perfection," 
Hebrews 6:1. 

"Let patience have her perfect 
work, that ye may be perfect and 
entire, wanting nothing," James 
1:4. 

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Dear God, please help me to do 
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Help me to have patience as I set 
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Mr. and Miss Lee College, Gerald 
Johnson and Martha Smith, were 
complemented by their court, ar- 
rayed in rainbow-colored gowns. 
The crown bearers were Pamela 
Pressley and DeLance Knight. The 
enchanted mirror added reflections 
of beauty in these regal surround- 
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Mr. Lee College is a junior in 
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graduation, to be a missionary- 
evangelist. Miss Lee College is a 
senior in Bible College. After grad- 
uating with a B.A. degree in Chris- 
tian Education, she hopes to do 
missionary work in China. 

Brian Johnson and Mary Smith 
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Lee College. Brian hopes, upon 
graduation, to become both a min- 
ister of the gospel and a minister 
of music. Mary's immediate goals 
are her senior recital and gradua- 
tion with a Bachelor of Music de- 
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Aubrey Maye and Lorraine Car- 
roll were chosen as Most Likely to 
Succeed. Aubrey is president of the 
Pioneers for Christ Club and Lor- 
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student body. 

Making exceptional grades, work- 
ing in extra-curricular activities, 
winning honors, and having inter- 
est in sports won Philip Morris and 
Mary Holdman the title of Most 
Versatile. 

Charm, courtesy, quick wit, and 
a ready smile captured a place in 
the spotlight as Best Personality 
for Garland Stout and Charlotte 
Miller. 

Organ playing was highlighted 
in the Most Talented bracket. 
Douglas Pyle and Henrietta Pawluk, 
both organists, were awarded this 
honor. 

Big-shouldered Dickie Davis and 
basketball ace Mary Core were 
chosen as Most Athletic. 

Paul Wesson and Alice Stephens 
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No. 1. Dwain Richie, a teen-ager from 
Rio Linda, holding the district Sunday 
School banner. During the month of Octo- 
ber he brought 50 new people to Sunday 
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BY W. K. SMITH 

Approximately one hundred and 
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around banquet tables November 
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dies auxiliary hall, anxiously await- 
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the winners of the contests spon- 
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A delicious meal was enjoyed 
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everyone was entertained by the 
master of ceremonies, Rev. W. K. 
Smith, district youth director, Rev. 
Bennie Holmes, member of the dis- 
trict youth board, and Rev. J. C. 
Myers, district pastor. 

Rev. J. H. Walker, superintendent 
of West Coast Bible College in 
Fresno, was the guest speaker. 
Among those present were many 
former students of Brother Walk- 
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also from his years at Lee College. 

Four beautiful trophies were pre- 
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for over-all percentage of increase: 

Rio Linda: grand award — pastor, 
R. L. Holmes 

Marysville: Sunday School — pas- 
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Rio Linda : L.W.W.B. — p a s t o r, 
R. L. Holmes 

Roseville: Y.P.E. — pastor, Wm. K. 
Smith 

Honorable mention was given to 
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American between Lincoln's first 
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He received an ovation and the 
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strong, musical voice carried his 
message to the utmost limits of any 
throng and rang in a tone that 
warmed men's blood." But McKin- 
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more than half a million votes, not 
a very wide margin. 

Twice more — in 1900 against Mc- 
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y^% RAINWASHING SEEKS to remove from the minds of men truths 
//^ they most surely believe, while at the same time propaganda and 
(/jm^ lies din a new set of beliefs into their consciousness. This is the 
Communistic method. 

A team of Harvard University psychiatrists tried a different brain- 
washing technique. They placed volunteers on their backs in an in- 
activated iron lung in a semi-darkened room. The subjects could not 
see any part of his body. His vision was limited to a small section of 
the ceiling. His attendant sat silently behind him, out of sight, to feed 
him and attend to his needs. No persuasion in any form was used: 
the idea was to see if the person's will and resistance could be broken. 

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hours the experiment was to run. Men imagined that they were alone 
because they could not see. The dimness, the silence became so op- 
pressive that they begged to be freed. 

This brainwashing technique is not new to Satan. He has been using 
it for thousands of years to make even the best of God's people feel 
alone and become discouraged at times. 

Elijah became discouraged. But he went to Mount Horeb where he 
heard the still small voice of God. There he learned that he was not 
alone ("Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees, 
which have not bowed unto Baal ..." 1 Kings 19:18); and, encouraged, 
he returned to his ministry. 

The Psalmist was greatly depressed. He cried, "No man cared for my 
soul" (Psalm 142:4). But he knew the way out, for he continued, "I 
cried unto thee, O Lord ... for thou shalt deal bountifully with me" 
(verses 5, 7). In both of these incidents, Satan's brainwashing technique 
was only partly successful: the men did not give up entirely. 

Now Satan still tries to bring people into a state of discouragement. 
Isolation from prayer, the Scriptures, or the church plays right into 
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But every day missed makes it easier to stay away. And there will be 
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which may infiltrate our lives and sap our devotion to God almost be- 
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Our feelings sometimes would make it seem that we are isolated from 
God. The five men in the experiment who did not succumb to brain- 
washing had an even temperament and calm courage which refused to 
bow before the unnatural isolation. And "If our heart condemn us not, 
then have we confidence toward God" (1 John 3:21), and there is no 
isolation. For Jesus said, "Lo, I am with you alway" (Matthew 28:20). 
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Yes, these words tell the 
story of the event advertised on 
the back of the car in the pic- 
ture above. It was Arkansas' 
first car caravan to Cleveland 
and Sevierville, Tennessee. 
Everyone participating in the 
caravan expressed appreciation, 
joy, and gratitude as they re- 
ceived first-hand information 
by seeing the General Offices, 
Publishing House, Lee College, 
and the Home for Children in 
operation for themselves Con- 
gratulations to Ruey Coots, 
Searcy pastor, and Stanley 
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(Continued from page 5) 

that you would try hard to follow 
it." 

"Mother, I think you and Daddy 
are simply wonderful! Maybe 
you've trusted me too much and 
been too good. I don't know what 
made me start telling fibs— no, 
they're lies." She related the dis- 
cussion in civics class, and said, 
"Bruce Kellogg is so, so — I can't 
describe him. He's the best thing 
that ever happened to me, living 
next door." 

"Paula, now you can see how one 
gets caught at last. It always hap- 
pens, dear." 

"Yes, and I'm so ashamed I 
could die!" 

Her mother put her arm around 
her and hugged her. 

"Mother, do you think that some- 
one in school might have told 
Bruce about me? Some of the girls 
have told me I tell lies." 

"What do you think would be 
best, Paula? Think." 

In a moment, Paula said, "I 
should tell him myself, but how can 
I? He'd hate me!" 

"I don't think so, from what 
you've told me about him, dear. 
Though you might not think so, 
he has faults and makes mistakes, 
and he knows it and so under- 
stands others." 

"Oh, Mother! You're so wonder- 
ful!" 

And then Paula was saying what 
she had decided to say when she 
and Bruce again walked home 
from school the next day. "So, 
Bruce, that's what I've been, and 
it's mainly you who has made me 
see how wrong I was." She hoped 
that he'd ask her to go to church 
Youth again. 

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(Continued from page 12) 

This is the route, girls and boys, 
to the get-a-raise-Quicker pattern 
—to be modified to suit the type 
of business of the employer. 

"A concise, simply prepared re- 
port, accompanied by a brief resu- 
me of your length of service, start- 
ing salary, and any prior increases," 
say the experts, will delight the 
boss, who probably never stopped 
to think of the many ways his sec- 
retary has helped him. 

There's personal satisfaction, too, 
in such an approach for a raise. 
The experts again point out — "that 
knowing you have earned this raise 
by steadfast devotion, enthusiasm, 
interest, and determination to be a 
responsible part of the firm is most 
important." 

It's just too bad that Mary Mar- 
garet didn't have these tips the 
day she was so determined to go 
into Mr. Blank's office and ask him 
for a raise. But, it's possible, of 
course, that she may have the op- 
portunity, like you, of reading them 
here. If for some reason she did 
not find that increase in her pay 
envelope as she had hoped, she too 
can file these suggestions and notes 
away in her memory file, for there 
will come a day when she can use 
them to an advantage. WORDS TO 
REMEMBER: "Wise men lay up 
knowledge: but the mouth of the 
foolish is near destruction" (Pro- 
verbs 10:14). 



PEN PALS 



(Continued from page 2) 

Carolvn Wix (16) 

522 - 3rd Street 

Lawrenceburg. Tennessee 

Janice Wix (19) 

522 - 3rd Street 

Lawrenceburg. Tennessee 

Joyce Jaco (18) 

Route No. 2 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Houstan Tash (19) 

524 East Woodering Street 

Pulaski. Tennessee 

Judy Webb (15) 

Route No. 4 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Donald Rav McBride (19) 

422 - 1st Street 

Mcunds. Illinois 

Jackie Dwight McBride (17) 

422 - 1st Street 

Mounds, Illinois 

Jimmy Grinnelle (18) 

Route No. 2 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Antony Grinnelle (19) 

Route No. 2 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 



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STATISTICS 



(Continued from page 27) 

Homerville, Georgia _ .... .-. 82 

Aiken (Airport). South Carolina 82 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), 

South Carolina 82 

Charleston (King Street), 

South Carolina 82 

Hemingway, South Carolina 82 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee .... 82 

Port St. Joe, Florida .... .... ._. 81 

Vero Beach, Florida _ .... 81 

Crescent Springs, Kentucky 81 

Carlsbad (Fox and Walnut), 

New Mexico _ _ 81 

Middletown (Oxford), Ohio _.. 81 

Mowbray, Tennessee • 81 

Big Spring, Texas _ 81 

Weirton, West Virginia _ .... 81 

Albertville, Alabama .... .... 80 

Dllworth, Alabama 80 

Black Water, Arkansas 80 

Fresno (Harvey and Millbrook), 

California 80 

Couches Fork, Kentucky .... .... 80 

St. Louis, (Gravois Avenue), 

Missouri . ._ _ 80 

Hugo, Oklahoma _ 80 

Straight Creek, Alabama _ 79 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida .... .... 79 

Mount Dora. Florida .... 79 

Oaklawn, Maryland . .... .... 79 

Fair Haven, North Carolina _. 79 

West Durham, North Carolina 79 

Bellevue, Ohio 79 

Dayton (Richard Street), Ohio .... 79 

Roseland, Ohio 79 

White Hall, South Carolina 79 

Buhl, Alabama _ .... .... 78 

Fort Meade, Florida _ . 78 

Lake Worth, Florida 78 

Sanford, Florida . 78 

Albany (East), Georgia 78 

Nashville, Georgia 78 

Evarts, Kentucky 78 

Baton Rouge (Paige Street), 

Louisiana _ 78 

Charleston, West Virginia 78 

Christian, West Virginia ... 78 

Oceana, West Virginia 78 
Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), 

Florida 77 

Rome (East), Georgia .... .... . __" 77 

Lawrenceville, Illinois .... 77 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 77 

Dwarf, Kentucky _._. .. 77 

Jackson (Bailey Avenue), Mississippi 77 

Aiken, South Carolina 77 

Smithville, Tennessee 77 

Sylvatus, Virginia .. 77 

Elkins. West Virginia 77 

Piedmont, Alabama 76 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia 76 

Totz, Kentucky 76 

Bethel, North Carolina 76 

Chester, South Carolina . 76 

Langley, South Carolina 76 

Spartanburg (South Church Street), 

South Carolina 76 

Iowa Park, Texas 76 

Petersburg, West Virginia _ 76 

Ontario, California 75 

Palmetto, Florida ' 75 

Ruskin, Florida .... .. ' 75 

Zellwood, Florida _ 75 

Screven, Georgia .... . """ 75 

Wichita (Harry Street), Kansas . 75 

West Fayetteville, North Carolina 75 

Bethany, South Carolina 75 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 75 

Solway, Tennessee .... 75 

Borger, Texas .... .. 75 

Groves, Texas _ 75 



Spiritual Results Among Our Youth 

December 31, 1961 

Saved ___ 2 ,506 

Sanctified .... 1 127 

Filled With Holy Ghost _".."" ..." """ '836 
Added to the Church 713 

Since June 30, 1961 

Saved .... .... ._. 23,470 

Sanctified _ 11 034 

Pilled With Holy Ghost _ 8,477 

Added to the Church 6,250 



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l Sunday School and Youth Work Statistics 

By CECIL B. KNIGHT, National Sunday School and Youth Director 



SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Average Weekly Attendance 
December 1961 

500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina - - 746 

Middletown (Clayton), Ohio .... _ — - 645 
Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio .... 507 

400-499 

Griffin, Georgia - _ - 485 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida 470 

Wilmington, North Carolina _ 416 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee .... _ 411 

Atlanta (Hemphill). Georgia 410 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio .... .... .... 409 

300-399 

Erwin. North Carolina _ 399 

Kannapolls, North Carolina _ 392 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 385 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida .- 358 

Rock Hill, South Carolina _ 352 

Anderson (McDuffie). South Carolina .. 350 

Biltmcre, North Carolina 343 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee _ 343 

Fairborn. Ohio . .... -- ..-- 342 

Detroit (Tabernacle), Michigan 337 

West Flint, Michigan -. 333 

Dillon, South Carolina 331 

Austin, Indiana ~ 328 

Lenoir City, Tennessee 318 

Avondale Estates, Georgia 313 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida 311 

South Gastonia, North Carolina 307 

Whitwell, Tennessee 305 

200-299 

Newport News, Virginia 

Alabama City, Alabama - 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), South 

Carolina 

Dayton (Oakrldge Drive), Ohio ~ — 

Pulaski, Virginia .... 

Sumiton, Aabama 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan .... _. 
East Lumberton, North Carolina .... _. 
Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida ... 

West Gastonia, North Carolina 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida _ 

Akron (East Market), Ohio 

Cleveland (South), Tennessee ... 

Columbia, South Carolina _ 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 

Van Dyke, Michigan 

Savannah (Anderson Street), Georgia 

Phoenix (44th Street), Arizona 

Mllford, Delaware 

Buford, Georgia 

Jesup, Georgia .... 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina .. 

Perry, Florida . — . .... 

Pontlac, Michigan 

South Rocky Mount, North Carolina 

Rome (North), Georgia 

Radford. Virginia 

Goldsboro. North Carolina 

East Belmont, North Carolina 

Saint Louis (Grand Avenue), Missouri 

Nashville (Meridian). Tennessee 

Jackson (Bailey Avenue), Mississippi 

Wilson, North Carolina 

Greer, South Carolina 

Lakeland (West), Florida 225 

Lawton (Lee Boulevard). Oklahoma .... 224 

Somerset, Kentucky 

St. Louis (Gravols Avenue). Missouri 

Lenoir. North Carolina 

Saddle Tree. North Carolina 

Fort Mill, South Carolina 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama 
Langley, South Carolina 
Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 
Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky .. 215 

Knoxvllle (Central), Tennessee 215 

West Indianapolis, Indiana ... 214 

Plant City, Florida 212 

South Lebanon, Ohio 211 

Fort Myers, Florida 210 

Santa Ana. California 208 



298 

293 

293 
287 
286 
285 
285 
281 
280 
280 
274 
274 
273 
267 
262 
255 
254 
253 
252 
252 
251 
251 
250 
249 
249 
247 
245 
245 
242 
239 
235 
233 
228 
228 
226 



223 
223 
222 
222 
222 
220 
220 



Wyandotte, Michigan 207 

Brooklyn, Maryland _ - 206 

Ranlo, North Carolina .... 205 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio .... 205 

Rifle Range, Florida - -- 204 

Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), Florida 203 

Atlanta (Riverside), Georgia 203 

Easton, Maryland . — — — - --- — 203 

Baldwin Park, California - 202 

Greenwood, South Carolina 202 

Marion, South Carolina ... 201 

Pelzer, South Carolina .... — . 201 

Valdosta, Georgia 200 

125-199 

Sanford, North Carolina 199 

Newport, Kentucky — 198 

Paris, Texas - 196 

Princeton, West Virginia .... 196 

Lake Wales, Florida - 194 

Rockingham, North Carolina .... 193 

Honea Path, South Carolina 193 

McColl, South Carolina _. 192 

Williamsburg. Pennsylvania 190 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama .... 189 

Miami, Florida _.. - 189 

Cramerton, North Carolina 189 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 189 

Salisbury, Maryland .... 187 

Washington, D.C - 186 

Dayton, Tennessee — . 186 

Huntsville (Governors Drive), 

Alabama 185 

Mobile (Crichton), Alabama — 184 

Garden City, Florida 184 

Lancaster, South Carolina — 183 

Rossville, Georgia 182 

Huntington, West Virginia _.. 181 

Sanford, Florida 180 

Charleston (King Street), 

South Carolina . 180 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio 178 

Hamilton (Ken worth). Ohioi 178 

Johnson City, Tennessee 178 

Tarpon Springs, Florida .... 177 

Alexandria, Virginia .... 176 

Dallas, North Carolina 175 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 175 

Lancaster, Ohio .... ... . .... 175 

Macon (Napier Avenue), Georgia 174 

Belton, South Carolina 174 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina .. 173 

Anniston, Alabama .... 171 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky .. 171 

Blloxi, Mississippi ... 171 

North Birmingham, Alabama . 170 

Mooresville, North Carolina 170 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio .... 170 

Eloise, Florida 169 

Winchester, Kentucky .... 169 

Charlotte (Parkwood), North Carolina .. 169 

Hope Mills, North Carolina 169 

Chattanooga (4th Avenue), Tennessee. 168 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio 166 

Wlllard, Ohio _ 166 

York, South Carolina . . 165 

Kingsport (Chestnut Street), 

Tennessee 165 

Bartow, Florida 164 

Lake Worth, Florida .... 164 

Charlotte (Hoskins Avenue), 

North Carolina 164 

Lake City, South Carolina 164 

Bristol, Tennessee ._ 164 

Lake City, Florida 163 

Greenville (Park Place), 

South Carolina 163 

Seneca, South Carolina .... 163 

Asheboro, North Carolina 162 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 162 

West Danville, Virginia 162 

Lowell, North Carolina 160 

Greenwood (South), South Carolina .. 160 

Eldorado, Illinois 159 

Somerset, Pennsylvania 159 

Clinton, South Carolina 159 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 157 

Naples, Florida 157 

McMlnnvllle, Tennessee 157 

Norfolk, Virginia 157 

Covington, Louisiana 156 

St. Louis (Northslde), Missouri .... .... 156 

Greenville, North Carolina 156 

Mlamlsburg, Ohio 156 

Kelso, Washington _ 156 

Straight Creek, Alabama 155 



Lindale, Georgia _ — 155 

Greenville, Mississippi .... 155 

Springfield, North Carolina _ 155 

Talladega, Alabama 154 

Winter Garden, Florida _ 153 

Rome (East), Georgia 153 

Chester, South Carolina 153 

Gaffney, South Carolina 153 

Georgetown, South Carolina 153 

Melbourne, Florida — - — 152 

Orlando (East), Florida 152 

Lawrenceville, Georgia — — 152 

Thomaston, Georgia .... 152 

Chase, Maryland .. — — — --- 152 

Hester Town, North Carolina 152 

Lakedale, North Carolina -~ 152 

Minot (West), North Dakota .... .... ._ 152 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio 152 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania .. 152 

Pinsonfork, Kentucky — 151 

Patetown, North Carolina _ 151 

Franklin, Ohio _ ~~ 151 

Greenville, Tennessee — 151 

Soddy, Tennessee — 151 

Parrott, Virginia _ _.. 151 

West Durham, North Carolina 150 

Lexington, North Carolina 150 

Ferndale, Michigan — — . 149 

Sidney, Ohio 149 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 149 

Ninety Six, South Carolina 148 

Athens, Tennessee — . 148 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee 148 

Erwin, Tennessee _ 148 

Pasco, Washington 148 

Dearborn, Michigan 146 

West Asheyille, North Carolina 146 

Springfield, Ohio _ .... 146 

Cocoa, Florida .... _ 145 

Tifton, Gc orgia .... ... . .... .... 145 

Benton, Illinois .... 145 

Lemmon, South Dakota ... . _ 145 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida ._ 144 

West Liberty, Kentucky 144 

Bluefield, Virginia 144 

River Rouge, Michigan 143 

Greenville (Laurens), South Carolina .... 143 

Woodruff, South Carolina .... 143 

Miami (West), Florida .... .... 142 

Wallins, Kentucky 142 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas .... 142 

Porterville, California 141 

Okeechobee, Florida .... 141 

Middlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky 141 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania 141 

Manatee, Florida 140 

Natchez, Mississippi _ 140 

Wadesboro, North Carolina 140 

Fair Haven, North Carolina 140 

North East, Pennsylvania 140 

Maple Hollow, Tennessee 140 

Kimberly, Alabama 139 

Lucedale, Mississippi 139 

Fayetteville, North Carolina .... 139 

Charleston, West Virginia 139 

Valdese, North Carolina 138 

Adamsville, Alabama .... .... 137 

Decatur, Alabama _ 137 

St. Pauls, North Carolina 137 

Glenwood, North Carolina 137 

Dyersburg, Tennessee 137 

Bradley, Illinois 136 

Bladenboro, North Carolina 136 

Greensboro, North Carolina .... 136 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio .... 136 

Dalton, Georgia 135 

Shepherds Fold, Louisiana 135 

Trafford, Alabama 134 

Mt. Vernon, Illinois 134 

Chicago (Narragansette), Illinois 134 

North Danville, Virginia 134 

Montgomery, Alabama 133 

Tarboro, North Carolina 133 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 133 

East Gadsden, Alabama 132 

Arcadia, Florida 132 

Summerville, Georgia 132 

China Grove, North Carolina 132 

Washington, North Carolina 132 

Mallory, West Virginia 132 

Largo, Florida .... 131 

Pompano Beach, Florida 131 

West Winter Haven (34th Street). 

Florida ... 131 

Starkville, Mississippi 131 

Rome (West), Georgia 131 



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Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee 

Clearwater, Florida . 

Marietta, Georgia .... — — .. 

Fitzgerald, Georgia - _ 

Brevard, North Carolina .... — . 

Middletown (Oxford), Ohio __ .. 

Mt. Olivet, Georgia 

Walhalla, South Carolina .... — .... . 
Logan, West Virginia .... — — — . 

West Franklin, Illinois — . 

North Rocky Mount, North Carolina 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio .... . 

White Sulphur Springs, 

West Virginia — . 

Sylacauga, Alabama ~ _ .... - 

Blytheville, Arkansas . .... ._. — — . 

Marked Tree, Arkansas . 

Auburndale, Florida . — . 

Hickory, North Carolina .... .... ... . . 

Maiden, North Carolina . 

Shooting Creek, North Carolina .... . 

Aiken, South Carolina .... .... 

Weyanoke, West Virginia 

Ontario, California ... . — . . 

Royal Oak, Michigan 

Lydia Mill, South Carolina .... — .... . 
Newry, South Carolina — . 



131 
130 
130 
130 
130 
130 
129 
129 
129 
128 
128 
128 

128 

127 
127 
126 
126 
126 
126 
126 
126 
126 
125 
125 
125 
125 



NATION'S TOP TEN IN 
HOME DEPARTMENT ATTENDANCE 

Total Monthly Attendance for December 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina 9,495 

Nashville (Meridian), Tennessee 2,155 

East Lumberton, North Carolina .... .._ 999 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio — . 650 

East Gadsden, Alabama .... .... 609 

Lynch, Kentucky ._. .... 584 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 575 

Kannapolis, North Carolina .... 558 

Tampa (Bayshore), Florida _ 505 

Chase, Maryland __ 500 



TEN STATES HIGHEST IN HOME 
DEPARTMENTS 



South Carolina 
Florida 

Alabama 

West Virginia .. 
Ohio .... .... 

North Carolina 
Arkansas ... 

Michigan 

Georgia .... .... 

Illinois ... .... 

Oklahoma 
Pennsylvania .... 



... 38 

.... 31 

.... 29 

.... 26 

.... 22 

.... 21 

.... 20 

.... 20 

... 16 

15 

.... 15 

.... 15 



REPORT OF NEW SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

Branch Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 .... 

New Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 .... 

Total Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 

(New and Branch) .... .... ... 



105 



TEN HIGHEST CHURCHES IN NUMBER 

OF PERSONAL VISITS BY 

SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKERS 

"Souls cost soles." Enlist your Sunday 
School workers in systematic and regular 
visitation. It is the Biblical method and 
it is the best way to reach people for 
Christ and the Sunday School. 
NOTE: Every Sunday School should report 
their visits to their State Director. 

Samoset, Florida 1,838 

Bladenboro, North Carolina .... .... .... 909 

Miami (Myrtle Grove), Florida 520 

Ft. Mill, South Carolina 500 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), 

Missouri .... .... _ .... 431 

Griffin, Georgia 380 

Wilmington, Delaware .... . 341 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia .... 300 

Chase, Maryland ._. .. 300 

Perry, Florida .... .... 278 



Y. P. E. 

Average Weekly Attendance 

December 1961 

200 and Over 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida 
Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina .... 

Middletown (Clayton), Ohio .... .... 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio .... .... 



248 

241 
236 
232 



Kannapolis (Elm Street), 

North Carolina .... -~ ~~ 224 

Erwin, North Carolina ... — 200 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 200 

150-199 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 199 

Goldsboro, North Carolina ... . — — . — - 191 
Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio .... — . 177 

Patterson Creek, Kentucky 175 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio .. 173 
Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida .... — 165 

East Gadsden, Alabama - — - 158 

Jacksonville (Garden City), Florida .... 157 

Perry, Florida 157 

Fort Payne, Alabama 153 

East Lumberton, North Carolina .__ .... 153 
Greer, South Carolina — 153 

100-149 

Fairborn, Ohio .... — — . — — 148 

Daisy, Tennessee — . — 147 

West Flint, Michigan - 143 

Nashville (Meridian Street), 

Tennessee _ . .... — - — — 142 

Newport News, Virginia .... - 140 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky 136 

New Home, Alabama - — 134 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida 134 

Lakeland (West), Florida ... 133 

Rifle Range, Florida ' ;;; 

Savannah (Anderson Street). Georgia 132 
Hopewell, Missouri 132 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama 131 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 131 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania .... — 131 

West Liberty, Kentucky ... — — - 130 

South Mt. Zion, Georgia — - - 129 

Maple Hollow, Tennessee .... 129 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida 128 
Brooklyn, Maryland 128 

Laurfns, South Carolina — 127 

Graysville, Tennessee _ — - — 125 

Parkersburg, West Virginia .... 124 

Talladega, Alabama _.. — . — — - 123 

Kenosha, Wisconsin - — - 123 

Masseyline, Alabama .... — — - 122 

Austin, Indiana . - - — - 122 

Woodruff, South Carolina .... ~ — 122 

Pulaski, Virginia — — - 122 

St. L&uis (Northside), Missouri .... ._. 121 

Waynesburg. Pennsylvania — . — . 120 

Christiansburg. Virginia _ 118 

Princeton, West Virginia — — . 116 

Sharps Chapel, Louisiana __ 115 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 115 

Bristol, Virginia — — 115 

Washington, D.C. .... 114 

McCowans Creek, Tennessee _ .... 114 

Benton. Illinois . _ — . __ 113 

Autryville, North Carolina .... 113 

Columbia, South Carolina 113 

Metter, Georgia - 112 

Kimper, Kentucky ... — . — 112 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio __ 112 

Huntsville (Governors Drive), 

Alabama - --- HI 

Lebanon, Tennessee — . — . .. HI 

Benson, North Carolina _ — . 109 

Pinellas Park, Florida .... 109 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida .... 109 

Wilmington, North Carolina 109 

Lenoir City, Tennessee .... ... 109 

Anniston, Alabama .... — — 108 

Arcadia, Florida .... ... — 108 

Fort Worth (Riverside), Texas ... 108 

Fairfield, California ... .... ... . 107 

Chattanooga (North). Tennessee 107 

New Summit, Arkansas .... 106 

West Winter Haven (34th Street), 

Florida ._ .... _ 106 

Douglas, Georgia . 106 

Wyandotte, Michigan _ 106 

Porterville, California 105 

Leadwood, Missouri .... .... 105 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina .... ... 105 

Dillon, South Carolina .... 105 

Loxley, Alabama 104 

Rocky Hill, Mississippi .... 104 

Bristol, Tennessee .... ... . 104 

Graham, Texas 104 

Live Oak, Florida .... .... ... 103 

Starke, Florida .... .... 103 

Houston (No. 2), Texas .... 103 

Tarpon Springs, Florida .... .... 102 

Baldwin, Georgia .... 102 

Lynch, Kentucky .... .... .... 102 

Starkville, Mississippi .... .... .... .... 102 

Patetown, North Carolina .... .... .... 102 

Coaldale, Alabama 101 

Guntersville, Alabama .... 101 

Vanceburg, Kentucky .... 101 

Warrior, Alabama 100 

Demorest, Georgia .... 100 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio 100 

Paris, Texas .... ..... .... _.. ... 100 



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Avon Park, Florida .... .... — — - — - 99 

Daytona Beach, Forida 99 

MacClenny, Florida .... — - — — - 99 

West Frankfort, Illinois - 99 

St. Pauls, North Carolina .... - 99 

Wilson, North Carolina .... .... — - 99 

South Lebanon, Ohio .... — . — . — - 99 

Brownfield, Texas .... — — - — - 99 

Naples, Florida .... - - -- 98 

Thorn, Mississippi . ... .... — — — 98 

Four Oaks, North Carolina .... 98 

Radford, Virginia .... - 98 

Geneva, Alabama .. .... — ..... — 97 

Collinsville, Illinois - 97 

Monroe (Fourth Street), Michigan .... 97 

Bladenboro, North Carolina 97 

Wake Forest, North Carolina .... 97 

Everett, Pennsylvania .... 97 

Gaffney, South Carolina — . .... 97 

Abingdon, Virginia .... — . — - - — - 97 

Opp, Alabama .... .... ... . — . — — . — - 96 

Zion Ridge, Alabama — . .... 96 

Newport, Kentucky — 96 

Willard, Ohio - 95 

Madisonville, Tennessee .... .... 95 

North Birmingham, Alabama — 94 

Plant City, Florida .... .... .... .... — . _ 94 

Sweetwater, Texas ... . _ — _ — - 94 

Carbon Hill, Alabama 93 

Cumberland, Kentucky .... .... 93 

Middlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky .... 93 

Lawton (Lee Boulevard), Oklahoma ... 93 

Middle Valley, Tennessee .... ... . 93 

Kelso, Washington _ 93 

Oneonta, Alabama .... ... . 92 

Fort Pierce, Florida .... -.. ._ .... .... .... 92 

Lake Wales, Florida 92 

Way cross (Brunei Street), Georgia .... 92 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky .. 92 

Middlesex, North Carolina .... 92 

Adamsville, Alabama _. 91 

Trafford, Alabama .... _ 91 

Palatka, Florida .... .... .... 91 

Grays Knob, Kentucky .... 91 

Covington, Louisiana 91 

Dallas, North Carolina .... .... 91 

Raleigh, North Carolina 91 

Odum, Georgia . .... .... .... 90 

Port Huron, Michigan .... .... .... 90 

Cantwell, Missouri .... .... .... 90 

Decatur, Alabama .... ... . 89 

Kimberly, Alabama — . 89 

Oakley, California . 89 

North Ridgeville, Ohio .... .... 89 

Milford, Delaware ... . ~ .... 88 

Telmore, Georgia .... 88 

Josephs Chapel. Mississippi 88 

East Burlington, North Carolina 88 

Oregonia, Ohio .... 88 

Conway, South Carolina .... .... 88 

Springhill, Alabama 87 

Torrance, California .... .... .... .... 87 

York, South Carolina 87 

Garrison, West Virginia .... 87 

Nettleton, Arkansas 86 

Samoset, Florida ... 86 

Brunswick, Georgia .... . 86 

Detroit (Tabernacle), Michigan ... .... 86 

Kannapolis (Earle Street), North 

Carolina 86 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio .... .... 86 

Marion, South Carolina 86 

Rock Hill, South Carolina .... .... .... .... 86 

McMinnville, Tennessee .... 86 

Scottsboro, Alabama .... 85 

Caraway, Arkansas .... .... .... 85 

Poplar, California .... ... 85 

Melbourne, Florida .... .... 85 

North Shady Grove. Mississippi 85 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio ... _.. ... 85 

Abilene, Texas ... .... 85 

Barnabus, West Virginia .... 85 

Jacksonville, Alabama .... .... 84 

Okeechobee, Florida _ .... .... .... .... 84 

Winter Garden, Florida .... 84 

Bradley, Illinois .. .... .... .... .... 84 

Dressen, Kentucky .... .... .... 84 

Winchester. Kentucky 84 

Pontiac, Michigan 84 

River Rouge, Michigan 84 

Van Dyke, Michigan .... .. . 84 

Newport, Tennessee .... ._ . 84 

Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas .... .... 84 

Garden City, Alabama .... .... .... . 83 

Richmond, Kentucky 83 

East Fayetteville, North Carolina .. . 83 

La Grange, North Carolina 83 

Monarat, Virginia ..... .... . . 83 

Prosser, Washington 83 

Huntington, West Virginia .... .... 83 

Birmingham (Woodlawn), Alabama ... 82 

Fresno Temple, California .... .... 82 

Fort Myers, Florida 82 

(Continued on page 25) 



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Dear Sister Swiger, 

I am an organist and pianist, having played pro- 
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50's and I would like to correspond with other adults 
who are musicians, especially if they are interested in 
these instruments and in using them for God's glory. 
My idea is to have workshops by mail and maybe 
organize a guild for Pentecostal pianists and organists. 
This would in no way interfere with any present 
church work. 

Your brother in the Church of God, 

Cecil Johnson 

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Brother Johnson, 

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April 15 

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APRIL, 1962 
Vol. 33, No. 4 l 



Contents 

Editorial 3 

With Vision Clear 4 

He Is Alive Evermore 6 
Great Tombs Inspire 

Great Thoughts 7 

Trained Leaders 3 

The Church Speaks 9 
What Shall We Say About 

Easter 1 

Come Back, John! 1 1 

Name Your King! 12 

Meet Sam, My Most 

Unforgettable Character 14 

A Missionary's Tribute to a 

Sunday School Teacher 1 6 

A Song From Heaven 1 7 

Poetry 18 

Art 19 

Variety 20 

Sunday School and Youth 

Work Statistics 26 
Cover 



Lewis J. Willis 
Pearl Neilson 
Katherine Bevis 

Evelyn Witter 

J. Martin Baldree, Jr. 

Mrs. Beatrice Odom 

Walter McKenzie 
Esther Miller Payler 
Lon Woodrum 

Bobbie Lauster 

R. Evan Headley 
W. L. (Bill) Hopper 



Cecil B. Knight 
Galloway 



Staff 

Lewis J. Willis Editor 

Charles W. Conn Editor-in-Chief 

Chloe S. Stewart Art Direction 
Walter Ambrose 

Joyce McKinney Research 
Betty Martin 

H. Bernard Dixon Circulation Director 

E. C. Thomas Publisher 



Contributing Editors 

Cecil B. Knight Avis Swiger 

Bernice Woodard Robert E. Stevens 

O. W. Polen J. Martin Baldree, Jr. 
Donald S. Aultman 



Foreign Correspondents 

Bobbie Mae Lauster Saar 

Margaret Gaines Saar 

L. E. Heil Japan 

Wayne C. McAfee Brazil 

Dora Myers India 

M. G. McLuhan Central Africa 



National Youth Board 

Ralph E. Day Wallace C. Swilley, Jr. 
Paul Henson Hollis L. Green 
Clyne W. Buxton 



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He Is Not Here 

EDITORIAL 
LEWIS J. WILLIS 

"He is not here : for he is risen, as he said. Come, 

see the place where the Lord lay" (Matthew 28:6). 

Emotions of excitement, awe and worship 

possessed me as I entered the garden. Just a 

short distance away was the rugged brow of the 

hill where they crucified Him. In this garden, nestled 

down into a depression in the earth was 

the entrance to the tomb. Dug into the rocky 

face of the cliff was the room itself where 

they laid Him. 

One must stoop to enter into the 

tomb. The first room is small and serves 

as a vestibule to the second room to the right. 

As one enters the second room 

immediately to the left is the niche where the 

dead was placed. It is there that tradition 

says they placed the body of our Lord. 

My innermost being convulsed as I contemplated 

the significance of the place. Here, next to 

the heart of the old city of 

Jerusalem, was the pivotal point of 

Christendom — of all eternity. Jesus, who claimed 

to be Messiah, was dead. He was placed 

here under the seal of the Romans. Should 

He remain in the tomb, all that He 

preached and taught would be as lifeless as His 

body. Only if He came forth would there be 

a basis for His eternal Kingdom — 

for the salvation of believers! 

As I surveyed that wondrous spot, I came 

to realize anew that this place is sacred because 

Christ is NOT here. If He yet rested in the 

tomb then millions could not rest 

in Him. The joy which possessed my 

heart came because I could not see Him 

there "for he is risen, as he said." 

By arising from the grave that Sunday morning, 

our Lord gave eternal authority to all He had 

said or done. New meaning and significance 

flowed into the message of His Kingdom. 

As Dr. Ralph Sockman so aptly said, "Something 

happened on Easter Day which made 

Christ more alive on the streets of Jerusalem 

(Continued on page 24) 



RELIGIOUS NEWS PHOTOS 




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The hours passed slowly. Day faded int^Mpfight, and 
still he remained by himself. 




^-* HE WHOLE THING was unbelievable! Utterly dejected, Thomas 
/ sank to a bench under the sycamore tree, resting his head against 
*_>/ its trunk. Undoubtedly the rest were together wondering perhaps, 
at his absence, but he was not ready to talk. His world shattered when 
the cry, "It is finished," came from the cross on Golgotha. To share his 
feelings with others, even his closest friends, was unthinkable. Through 
the years of fellowship with the Master he had weighed every word the 
beloved leader had spoken, asking questions when he did not understand, 
sitting in silence and listening when the others talked. Only by this had 
he reached the conclusion that Jesus was the Christ, the Messiah for 
whom they had waited so long. It had been a satisfying, joy-giving ex- 
perience, and he had gloried in it, but now — . 

A groan escaped his lips and scalding tears blinded his eyes as the 
events of the past few days passed before him. First, the triumphal entry 
when it seemed the whole world was accepting Him, then the quiet meal 
in the upper room when Judas' planned treachery which created the 
first break in the closely knit group; then the agony in the garden, fol- 
lowed by the arrival of the mob and the hollow mockery of the arrest, 
trial and conviction. How could Peter and James and John have failed to 
keep watch? How could Judas have betrayed the One they all knew held 
the secret of life in His hands? Would he, Thomas, have done any better? 
Hadn't they all fled at the first sign of danger? What happened to their 
faith? Had they any right to condemn Peter for denying that he knew 
the Lord when all of them, by fleeing into the darkness instead of facing 
the foe, had branded themselves as cowards? 



By Pearl Neilson 

Illustrated by Walter Ambrose 



WITH VISION CLEAR 



He had been so sure, but now — how could a man know what was the 
truth? When He whom the disciples had considered infallible had fallen 
prey to an unprincipled crowd and had died the most ignominious of 
all deaths, what was left to believe? 

The sound of approaching voices roused him. There could be no mis- 
take — the others were coming. He would have to face them and take 
part in their conversation. A quick glance convinced him he could not 
escape, but what could he say? How could he — how could any of them — 
go on with the Master gone? How could they live? What could they do? 

"It isn't like Thomas to run away." That was Peter speaking. 

"I wouldn't call it running away," John replied. "He felt the need of 
thinking for himself before he tried to listen to us. Always he has seen 
the difficulties in any move, and he is easily despondent. He loved the 
Master with all his heart." 

"But we have news for him," another spoke up — that must be Philip. 
"How can we tell him if we do not know where he is?" 

"Look!" There was no mistaking Matthew's voice. "There he is, waiting 
for us." 

Slowly Thomas struggled to his feet. Let them think he was waiting if 
it brought them any comfort. They could not understand the necessity 
for quiet thought alone. 

"Thomas! Thomas!" as usual, Peter spoke impulsively. "We have wanted 
to tell you the good news. The Master is not dead! He is alive!" 

"But we saw Him die!" Thomas insisted. "All of us saw Him." 

"Yes," John went on, "but in our grief we failed to remember He said 
He would arise the third day." 

"The third day." Thomas spoke as one in a dream, "the third day. Did 
He say that?" 

(Continued on page 22) 








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By Katherine Bevis 

The blackest day that ever haunted the souls of men was the day Christ was crucified. 
His disciples knew no joy that day. Theirs was an experience of utter defeat. The cross 

to them was a total eclipse of long cherished dreams. 
But on that first Easter morning, we find the disciples captivated by a new and 
strange disclosure for the angel said to them "Why seek ye the living among the dead? 
He is not here. He is risen!" What a thrilling fact that these men who had been imprisoned 
with fear and doubt and self reproach were set free, and ever afterward pro- 
claimed their liberty as sons of the Living God. 
This was the brightest day ever known in history, for these disciples' freedom meant con- 
summate joy because it led to a greater life than any of them had ever dreamed of. 
Christ's resurrection had broken the chains of fear and despair, and led them into a 

new life — a life of fellowship with the Master. 
The simple meaning of the resurrection for the disciples is that Jesus came alive. He had died 

and gone into the shadows. But now He was alive! 
This same meaning is for today — and we must realize this truth if our Christianity 
is to be vital. There are too many people today to whom, as far as they are con- 
cerned, Christ still dwells in the shadows. He has never come alive. 
If He is not alive in our hearts today, it is our own fault. We are to blame if we allow other 
voices to fill our mind, so that we do not hear His voice. Voices of worry and fretting, 
voices of doubt and despair, all of these will keep Christ from being alive in our hearts. 
Easter is Easter, not because Jesus arose long ago but because Jesus still lives, 
and because there are among us those that know that He lives. 
We desperately need to know this today, if we are to live with a quiet heart, if we are to 
live on that secure foundation and have springs of abiding happiness flowing in our heart. 
For nineteen hundred years people have not seen Jesus, yet they know Him personally. 
If Jesus was so real to Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, David Livingstone, and the count- 
less thousands whose faith in Him could not be shaken, He can be real to you and to me. 
To Christians in every age, Jesus speaks His last and best beatitude, "Blessed are they 

that have not seen, and yet have believed." 
These words of the Master are more real than sight. They are more real than that which is dis- 
closed by the senses, for our faith rests not upon sense but upon Christ. 
Today as never before the Person of Christ draws us like a magnet. The Bible tells 
the story of His life, His death, and His resurrection and the evidence of this truth is en- 
shrined in the heart of Christendom in every century since that blessed, wonder- 
ful first Easter day, the day when the angel asked, "Why seek ye the living 

among the dead? He is not here, He is risen!" 



EWING GALLOWAY 



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XV REAT TOMBS INSPIRE great thoughts for sev- 

ij eral reasons. It might be because of the bodies 

^y they contain or because of their structure. 

Take Napoleon's tomb in Paris, for example. There 
lies a little Corsican who rose from obscurity to rule 
most of Europe. This tomb reminds us that Napoleon's 
glory dimmed because of his reliance on force, because 
of the baseness of his character, and because he placed 
no value on the human soul. These are thoughts that 
should be kept ever foremost in our minds. 

Much in the same way, there is Lenin's tomb in 
Red Square in Moscow, before which millions of Com- 
munists have filed to pay tribute. To Christians this 
tomb speaks of greatly agonizing thoughts of class 
hatred and revolution. 

Then there is Westminster Abbey in London in 
which we find tombs of some of the most famous 
individuals who ever lived. Kings, poets, statesmen, 
queens, preachers — are all represented. The bodies of 
these noble men and women serve as a reflection in 
our thoughts of the glory of Jesus. 

In America there is Abraham Lincoln's tomb in 
Springfield, Illinois, and the tomb of the unknown 
soldier in Washington. Their tombs stir our thoughts 
to the high purposes to which their lives were de- 
voted. 

Some tombs inspire our thinking because of their 
structure. Such are the pyramids built along the Nile 
long before the Israelites settled in Egypt. The largest 
tomb ever built by man, the Great Pyramid of Gizeh, 
is about 4,500 years old. It startles our minds when we 
try to realize that this structure, still standing, has 
weathered all the elements for forty-five centuries! 
And then our thoughts are saddened by the realiza- 
tion of the human suffering involved in the erection 
of the tomb. 

The Taj Mahal at Agra, India, built for a last 
resting place for Shah Jehan's favorite wife, made of 
marble and alabaster and semi-precious stones, is said 



Tombs 
Inspire 
Great 
Thoughts 



to be absolutely faultless and the most elegantly beau- 
tiful thing in existence. Twenty thousand laborers 
toiled for twenty-two years to erect this masterpiece. 
Today it could not be duplicated for several times the 
original sum which was about $50,000,000. 

But our thoughts do not linger long on the physical 
magnificence of the structure when we remember the 
story of how the architect was blinded by the emperor 
so that there would be no possibility of his ever dup- 
licating or surpassing the jewel-like beauty of that 
magnificent structure. 

THESE ARE ALL great thoughts: Na- 
poleon's failure because of the baseness of his char- 
acter; the agonizing doctrine of Lenin; the exemplary 
greatness of those buried at Westminster Abbey, the 
high purpose of our American heroes, the compassion 
we feel for the human suffering to build the great 
tombs of Egypt, the way the cruelty of the builder 
of the Taj Mahal destroys much of our pleasure in 
viewing the structures — these thoughts are great be- 
cause they help make us better people. They are great 
because they bring about an awareness of truths, 
spiritual heights of thinking. 

But the greatest thoughts of which man is capable 
are not inspired by the contents of tombs or by tomb 
structure. The greatest thoughts of all are inspired 
by the very emptiness of a tomb. 

Consider Christ's empty tomb in Jerusalem. Death 
is not there at all. Life came forth from that tomb 
to bring hope to people of all ages and all geographic 
locations. 

Christ's tomb inspires us to think that life's goal is 
not the grave. Here in this tomb is the answer to the 
question thoughtful men have asked throughout the 
ages: "If a man die, shall he live again?" 

Christ's empty tomb assures us that life's Redeemer 
is not there. "He is not here; He is risen!" 

Thanks be to God for the empty tomb in Jerusalem! 



TRAINED LEADERS 



The vital step to a growing church. 



By J. Martin Baldree, Jr. 




"But grow in grace, and in the 
knowledge of our Lord and Saviour 
Jesus Christ. To him be glory both 
now and for ever" (2 Peter 3:18). 



^-^HE NEED FOR training is 
" / ever present. It is not a 
^^y temporary need which can 
be met once for all. A Christian 
needs training as long as he is 
alive. A church must offer training 
to continue its life; otherwise, its 
members will fall into error or 
stray completely from the faith. 
Therefore, the church has an ob- 
ligation to its members to have a 
continuous training program so 
that each new generation will be 
grounded properly in the "knowl- 
edge of our Lord and Saviour Je- 
sus Christ." 

If the church is going to meet 
this need of a trained member- 
ship, then it has a special obliga- 
tion to train its leaders who will 
be teaching the members. The 
church needs skilled teachers to 
teach the Bible. It needs trained 
leaders of children and youth. The 
church desperately needs conse- 
crated members with spiritual skill 
to win the lost to Christ. It needs 
fathers and mothers who have 
learned the art of building Chris- 
tian homes. It needs members who 
have learned to represent Christ 
at school, in the home, on the job 
and on the street. The only way 
to get such members is to train 
them. 

To leave the business of train- 
ing to each individual church 
member is too risky. It would be 
done slowly if at all. The respon- 
sibility for training members and 
leaders, teachers and officers rests 
squarely upon each church. Each 
church must set up its own work- 
ers' training program. Each pas- 
tor must supervise, or delegate the 



supervision of the training of his 
church leaders. He must organize 
and carry through a good training 
program. If the pastor fails to take 
the leadership in the development 
of a training program, it will likely 
not be done. And the pastor who 
fails to train lay leadership will 
not build a strong church. 

The National Sunday School and 
Youth Department have set up a 
workers' training program which 
can be adapted to any Church of 
God. It has been planned as a 
continuous program giving each 
worker an opportunity to keep on 
growing. 

When a worker has successfully 
completed a course he is given a 
certificate of credit. When five cer- 
tificates have been earned in any 
one of the seven series of the train- 
ing course curriculum, the worker 
will receive a diploma in that series. 
For example, when a worker com- 
pletes five courses in the 100 series 
(General Course), he will receive 
a Worker's Training Diploma in the 
General Course. When he com- 
pletes five courses in the 200 series 
(Bible Course), he will receive a 
Worker's Training Diploma in the 
Bible Course. 

What happens when a worker 
completes the sixth course in a 
series? He receives a Certificate of 
Credit plus a yellow seal for his 
Worker's Training Diploma. Upon 
completion of the seventh course 
in a series, he receives a certificate 
and a blue seal for his diploma. 
The eighth and ninth courses will 
receive a certificate and a red and 
silver seal respectively. 

Listed below by states are the 
number of Worker's Training Di- 
plomas in the General Course (100 
Series) which have been issued as 
of February 13, 1962. Workers' 
Training Course Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 
and 5 have been renumbered 101, 



102, 103, 104, and 105. If you have 
taken any four of these you can 
receive a diploma in the 100 series 
by taking a fifth course, as 105 or 
106. There are several ways you 
may complete a course: (1) at- 
tend a class conducted by your 
church or district; (2) study in a 
small group, with or without a 
teacher; (3) read the book and 
ask the pastor to give you an ex- 
amination. Become a PREPARED 
WORKER! 

Number of 
WORKERS' TRAINING COURSE 
DIPLOMAS (100 Series) 

Issued By State 

South Carolina — .... .... 685 

Ohio 395 

Alabama ._. 368 

Florida 208 

West Virginia _._. - 189 

Illinois ._„ 136 

Georgia ____ .... ._. .... ____ .... ... 133 

Michigan .... _ 124 

Virginia - 113 

Tennessee — 112 

Indiana .... .— .... .... ... . .... ... 109 

Missouri .... .... .... .... .... 87 

Mississippi .... .... .... .... 78 

Arkansas ._ 76 

Louisiana .... 76 

Texas 76 

California 71 

North Carolina .... .... .... 66 

Oklahoma 42 

Maryland, Delaware, and D.C. 35 

Pennsylvania 35 

Iowa 29 

Kentucky 29 

Western Canada .... .... 22 

New England States 13 

Colored Churches 9 

New York .... 8 

Oregon 8 

Colorado .... .... .... .... 6 

Washington 6 

Montana .... 5 

Kansas 1 



8 




THE 
CHURCH 
SPEAKS 






MRS. BEATRICE ODOM 



Dear Diary, 
Another year has passed and the community is astir with big plans. What 
plans? VBS plans, no less. The children will soon be out of school again, with 
plenty of time on their hands — time for activity. Oh, yes, some of them will 
pursue profitable pastimes, but I shudder to think what others will do. My chil- 
dren especially, because no VBS is being planned for them. My pastor is too busy, 
or he just doesn't realize what a Vacation Bible School could do for my con- 
gregation. I have a big family already, but some of my pews are still empty 
on Sunday mornings. Supervised activities during these summer months could 
attract those kids who throw rocks at my windows and play hopscotch on my 
sidewalks because they have nothing else to do. They evidently don't have an 
aversion to me, but I never see them attending services here. And they must 
have parents at home, as well as brothers and sisters who could increase my 
attendance — even membership, maybe, eventually. 
My, how my present members need this opportunity for spiritual growth! When 
one has the responsibility of leading boys and girls to Christ and guiding them 
in spiritual development, he himself gets to know the Lord better. As a result, 
he makes a better Sunday School teacher. Why, sometimes new Sunday School 
teachers are recruited from VBS ranks. The training is good, and hidden talents 
are often discovered. Take the superintendent of the beginner department, for 
example. You'd never have suspected that she got her start that way, would you? 
I really need some more workers like her right now. I believe that the young 
woman who moved here recently is a good prospect. She says she can't teach a 
Sunday School class, but I'm sure she would accept one if she could just get a 
little experience to give her confidence. She's popular with the children in the 
community, and could probably enroll every one of them! 
There's a real challenge here. These youngsters need what a VBS could give 
them — recreational activities for growing bodies, fellowship in a Christian en- 
vironment, stimulation for their active minds, guidance in the principles of 
wholesome citizenship, and encouragement in Christian living. All this in an in- 
teresting, pleasant environment would equip them with knowledge and skills to 
be used long after the school closes. 
Yes, Diary, I'm a little sad today. As I stand here amid the problems of my 
family, how I long to bless every home that is touched by my shadow! And I 
could do so if I were privileged to gather these youngsters together for just ten 
mornings — thirty little hours — this vacation season. How proud I would be to see 
new families in regular church services because their children had taken the 
blessings of the VBS home with them. 
Perhaps it isn't too late, but the time is flying by, now. If the pastor or Sunday 
School superintendent doesn't make a move soon, I hope some member of the 
church will visualize the need and say something about this matter, for everyone 
is a loser when a church fails to conduct a Vacation Bible School. 

Your compassionate friend, 
The Church Around the Corner 



1(1 




By Walter McKenzie 



^■^ELL ME about Jesus." 

/ You welcome these words 
«. / from your child. 

At Christmas time you tell the 
tender and lovely story: the birth 
of the Christ child, the visit of 
the shepherds, the journey of the 
Wise Men. As your child grows in 
understanding you talk about the 
boy Jesus, how he pleased God, how 
he grew to be a wonderful man. 
You tell your boy or girl about Je- 
sus' goodness and his love for peo- 
ple. 

But when and how do you tell 
him the tremendously important 
truth of Easter? 

Perhaps you cannot choose your 
time. One day Bobby dashes in to 
confront you: 

"Mommy, did they kill Jesus?" 

It's Easter, and your son has 
been talking with his playmates. 
Or he has come across a picture 
of the Crucifixion, or heard a radio 
sermon. Suddenly the shocking 
facts dawn on him. You sense his 
hurt and disbelief. You grope for 
the right words to help him un- 
derstand. 

"Yes," you tell him quietly. "Je- 
sus was killed." 

Then what do you say? 

Do you get involved in compli- 
cated explanations? Do you go in- 
to all the shocking, cruel details 
of the Crucifixion? Just what an- 
swer do you give to one of Bobby's 
tender age? 

Christian parents and educators 



What Shall We Say 
About Easter? 



How — and how much — can we tell a preschooler 
about the facts of Christ 



Reprinted from THE CHRISTIAN MOTH- 
ER, a David C. Cook publication. 



have given a great deal of thought 
to this matter. Some believe that 
the preschooler is not ready for 
much more than the bare fact of 
Jesus' death, and that even that 
should be told with extreme del- 
icacy and care. Others believe that 
a complete and realistic telling is 
better. They point out that children 
do cope with shocking realities — 
even on the television programs 
which are directed especially to 
them. 

Of course, your approach will de- 
pend a lot upon your knowledge of 
your own child. You know what he 
has learned in Sunday School, what 
experience he has had with death, 
and what understanding of it he 
has developed. A lot, too, depends 
on his age, his sensitivity, and his 
own urge to know. 

No one wants to frighten a child, 
to force on him cruel facts for 
which he is totally unprepared. On 
the other hand, when he comes to 
you, really needing to learn and 
understand, you cannot turn him 
away unsatisfied. You have to an- 
swer him honestly and to the best 
of your ability. 

IT ISN'T EASY to ex- 
plain big truths to a small child. 
First of all, you must be thoroughly 
familiar with the facts. Your own 
beliefs must be firmly established. 
Know what you want to say, and 
concentrate on how to make it 
meaningful to your child's imma- 
ture mind. 

Bobby comes in asking, "Mom- 
my, did they kill Jesus?" When you 
confirm the fact, he makes the 
natural protest. 

"But, Mommy, why did they do 
that? Jesus was a good man!" 

You may proceed in this way: 

"Yes, Jesus was the most won- 



derful man who ever lived. But 
some people did not like him. They 
wanted to stop Jesus from teach- 
ing people about God. And so they 
killed him,even though he had done 
nothing wrong." 

Basic in all Christian teaching, 
of course, is the central fact of 
Jesus' sacrifice for our salvation. 
This is the arch and cornerstone of 
our faith. 

When Bobby wonders, "Why did 
Jesus let them do it?" you can ex- 
plain simply, "Jesus gave up his 
life because he loved us very, very 
much." 

Chances are your child will be 
content with the elemental expla- 
nation of why Jesus was crucified. 
And many Christian educators be- 
lieve that it's best to stop when 
the child's interest is satisfied. 
Some children, though, will wish to 
know more. The mother of one pre- 
schooler reported this conversa- 
tion: 

"How did they kill Jesus?" her 
little girl asked. 

"They put him on a cross made 
from two wooden boards," replied 
the mother. "And they left him 
there to die." 

The little girl was troubled but 
persistent. 

"Didn't it hurt?" she asked. 

"Yes, darling," said the mother. 
"Jesus suffered for us and died 
for us. But soon afterward he went 
to heaven." 

The little girl looked solemn. The 
mother wondered if perhaps she 
could have stated the facts more 
gently. But those misgivings van- 
ished when her little girl said 
thoughtfully, "You know, Mommy, 
when I get to heaven I'm going to 
say thank you to Jesus." 

It is best not to emphasize to 
(Continued on page 24) 



10 






"COME BACK JOHN/" 

A STORY OF THE FIRST EASTER 

Children's Page 

By Esther Miller Payler 







/t NN LAID THE crusty loaves of bread on a 
/ / white cloth. "The first bread I made by my- 
^^Af self!" she exclaimed aloud. She sniffed, "Smells 
good enough to make me hungry!" 

"Me too," said her brother John, as he rushed into 
the kitchen. "Give me a loaf, a handful of dried fish 
and a skin of water." 

Ann's mouth opened in surprise. "Where are you 
going? I heard Cleopas tell you before he left for 
Jerusalem that you should watch the new lambs." 

"Watch the lambs! Take the sheep to another pas- 
ture! Weed the garden! Cut the grain!" shouted John, 
frowning so his black brows met in a line. "How tired 
I get of hearing that and working day after day!" 

"Cleopas and his wife are so good to us. We're 
lucky. They have treated us as their own children, 
since we were babies and our parents died. We might 
have been beggar children!" said Ann. 

"They've been good," admitted John. "But we've 
worked hard. Now I'm going to Jerusalem and get 
rich!" He strutted about the kitchen. "I'll wear a fine 
robe, a ring of gold and a beautiful turban of silk 
like Ahab!" 

"But Ahab's a tax collector for the Romans! He 
cheats our poor people and is cruel! Jesus wouldn't 
like you to do that!" 

"Jesus was crucified! He's in the tomb! With Him 
dead all my hope's gone!" said John. "I'm going! Give 
me the food and water or I'll take it! What will I 
ever have in this village?" 

"God will take care of you as He always has done. 
Remember Cleopas promised you a flock of your own 
next spring. Why don't you tell him how you feel?" 

"I want to be gone before he gets back, otherwise, 
I'll never get away!" rasped John. 

"Stay, you're needed here. Jesus always said we 
must be helpers." 

"From now on, I'm helping myself instead of others!" 
John snatched a loaf of bread, fish and a water skin 
and ran outside. 

Ann sobbed. "Come back, John." He was out of sight. 

Her mistress, Cleopas' wife, returned from taking 
care of a sick neighbor. "Ann, you must not cry. Jesus 
wouldn't want you to mourn." 

ANN DID NOT tell her mistress that she 
was crying about John. The woman's eyes filled with 
tears. "I cannot think of His cruel death without 
weeping too!" She held a loaf of bread in her hand. 
"Ann, your bread looks fine. You're such a help to me 
— as much as John is to Cleopas." 

"Thank you," Ann fondly patted the woman's hand. 
She wanted to tell her about John, but could not. 



"Please pick some figs," said the mistress. "Cleopas 
may bring guests for supper." 

Ann took down a basket and hurried out, glad to get 
away. Walking toward the fig trees, she looked down 
the road, stretching like a dusty ribbon between 
green fields. 

"Come back, John," she kept repeating, but she could 
not see him. Crying, she turned back to the trees, and 
started picking. "What shall I do? Can I stay here, if 
John has acted so?" 

Ann ran toward the house. "I must tell the mistress 
the truth. Maybe Cleopas will go after John and 
bring him back. But Ahab may hide him." 

"Ann! Oh, Ann!" She thought she was imagining 
her brother calling. "Is that you, John?" 

"Yes, I'm back for good! Jesus is alive!" 

"God be praised!" exclaimed Ann. "How do you 
know?" 

"I was hurrying down the road to Jerusalem, when 
I met Cleopas, his friend and a Stranger. Cleopas was 
listening so to the Stranger, he did not ask me why 
I was on the road instead of the fields. He just said: 
'Jesus is alive! His tomb's empty! An angel said He 
lives!' " 

"I don't understand, but it's wonderful! God can 
do all things." 

"After the Stranger smiled at me, and I heard Him 
talking, I couldn't work for Ahab and treat Cleopas 
so unfairly." 

JOHN RAN to see about the lambs. Ann 
skipped to the kitchen with the fruit. In the arbor 
she saw Cleopas and two men talking to the mistress. 
"Jesus is alive again, Ann!" smiled the mistress. 

Ann and the mistress talked excitedly about the 
wonderful news as they finished the supper and set 
the table with the best linen. 

"Call the men to supper, Ann," said the mistress. 
"I hear John is in from the fields." 

When they were seated at the table and Ann stood 
ready to serve, the Stranger stood. Ann trembled as 
He took the bread which she had made and held it 
in His hands and blessed it. Then He broke it and 
gave some to each one. "Our Lord Jesus!" cried Cleopas. 
"It is Messiah Himself!" 

"Jesus!" cried all. 

Jesus smiled at each one. His look was a blessing. 
Then He was no longer there. The place where He 
had been was empty. 

"Did not our hearts burn within us, while He talked 
with us by the way, and while He opened to us the 
(Continued on page 24) 



11 



Zv?v "i-'ii:^ onni ja 




NAME YOUR KING! 



BY LOIN \A/OOORUM 



JT WAS AN outrageous day. 
It was a day that men would 
never forget. Mankind ac- 
complished a deed that day that 
would haunt it till time had run 
out. 

A Man stood on trial. His hands 
were bound — the hands that had 
healed the sick, quieted storms, fed 
the hungry, and blessed children. 

That day a governor faced an 
angry mob. He flung a question 
to the religious leaders of that 
time. "Shall I crucify your King?" 
And the answer rolled back upon 
Pilate like breakers from an evil 
sea. 

"We have no king but Caesar!" 
(John 19:15). 

They spoke the heart-breaking 
truth — though the individuals who 
spoke it probably never realized its 
dreadful import. 

Their King was before them — 
crowned with thorns, spit glisten- 
ing on His face. He had come to 
them from God. He was the great- 
est King whose feet would ever 
touch earthly dust. But they 
wanted Him hung on a cross! 

They chose Caesar. Caesar! Who 
was really their enemy. The one 
who had beaten them into the 
ground; who kept his arrogant 
legionaires clattering in their 
streets; who charged into their 
houses, humiliating and hurting 
them. Caesar was a tyrant, a god 
of the earth. And these people had 
always rejected earthly gods! 

Caesar! Bloated from conquest, 
drunken with power, mad with vice. 
This was their king? It was in- 
credible; it was insanity! But they 
made their choice. They took Cae- 
sar with all his evil ways, and 
condemned to death the King 
whose very name was Love. 

"We have no king but Caesar!" 

This is the supreme tragedy. And 
it is a tragedy not confined to 
those ancient lost chiefs of Israel. 
It is a tragedy still crushing our 
world. 

How earth needs a King like 
Him in Pilate's court! We perish 
for lack of His compassion, under- 
standing, love, mercy, and justice. 
But do the nations crown Him? 
No, they crown tyrants, fools, and 



brutes. They often choose dark- 
ness rather than light. 

We are so constituted that we 
must have some sort of a leader. 
And we have to give ourselves to 
something bigger than we are. If 
we will not surrender to God then 
we must surrender to Caesar. Rus- 
sia, China, and many others, have 
surrendered. Christ has been sent 
to Calvary by them. Caesar reigns, 
blatant, deadly, and merciless. 

Caesar is a killer. He was a kill- 
er when he used swords and spears. 
He is still one, with machine guns, 
winged death and nuclear doom. 
Caesar lives for conquest and plun- 
der. He lives for worldly power 
and pleasure. He cares nothing for 
people. He is not moved by the 
cry of hungry children, or the wail 
of despairing mothers. 

This monster has been chosen 
the world over, time without end, 
rather than the other King. When 
men have refused Christ they have 
no other king save the dreadful 
earth-god. Someone must sit in the 
ruling seat; life demands it. Our 
allegiance must be given to some- 
thing. We cannot be bystanders. 
We must make a choice between 
right and wrong. 

Stand anywhere and see the peo- 
ple who choose the Roman chief 
and reject the Man from Galilee. 
Not only in Moscow and China do 
they choose Caesar, but also in 
the western world, in South Ameri- 
ca, in the United States and Can- 
ada. 

In THE United States 
we spend thirty billion dollars a 
year for gambling. Ten billion a 
year for booze. Billions for other 
destructive or unnecessary things. 
A few paltry billions are spent for 
education, even less for religion. 
And we spend fifteen billion a year 
for crime! We have accepted Cae- 
sar, crowned Christ with thorns. 

We elect men to office, not al- 
ways because they are good men, 
but because they promise us many 
things. We put expediency above 
principle; seek ease and comfort 
for ourselves at the expense of 
breaking down our moral order. We 
are Caesar-people. Christ is spread- 
eagled on a tree. 



Y.W.E.A. DAY 
April 15 

An offering will help 
build the Tokyo Church and 
Youth Center. 



We face snow and rain to go to 
our jobs. We endure cold and heat 
to watch games. But on the Lord's 
day a mist will keep us away from 
God's house. Material things mat- 
ter to us; we by-pass the spiritual. 
We are not inclined to give up our 
favorite TV comedian for a prayer 
meeting. 

The other day a woman organist 
in the church told me she attended 
a bridge party on Saturday night, 
with other members of her church. 
It was a terrible night; rain was 
falling and freezing. One woman 
who had braved the weather to 
come to the game, driving across 
town to do so, said, "Well, this 
weather means I won't be at 
church tomorrow!" Long live Cae- 
sar! 

Men appear on a television quiz 
show. The show is fixed, crooked. 
The sponsors and the ones who 
play the game get caught. They 
admit their guilt. The public 
shrugs. So what? Everybody is do- 
ing it! A hoodlum is tried, a real 
unrepentant killer. The trial hangs 
on, the public watches and listens. 
Folk begin to feel sorry for the 
killer! Maybe he had a tough 
childhood! His victim lies dead and 
forgotten; his loved ones have 
wept themselves limp. But sym- 
pathy goes out to the criminal more 
than for the victim. Caesar holds 
the stage; Christ stands in the 
shadow. 

An evil intimidation flares across 
the scene the day Christ stood on 
trial. Pilate seemed reluctant to 
execute Jesus. When he hesitated 
the mob hurled a warning — "If 
thou let this man go, thou art not 
Caesar's friend!" (John 19:12). 
Caesar was their old enemy, but 
they were using him to threaten 
the governor. What worse calamity 

(Continued on page 21) 



"His servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness.' 



13 



MEET SAM 

By Bobbie Lauster 




S\ ITTLE SAM was the young- 
/ est son out of a family of 
oC» nineteen children. He had 
a baby sister who was younger. 

Out of necessity, every member 
of this large family was forced to 
work very hard on the little North 
Carolina farm where they lived. 

It was little Sam's job to watch 
over his baby sister. 

He was watching her one day 
when a coal popped out of the open 
fireplace and landed on the quilt 
where the baby was playing. Soon 
both quilt and baby was burning. 
By the time someone heard little 
Sam's frantic cries and reached 
the two children, the baby had 
been badly burned. 

The burns finally healed, but the 
little girl remained a cripple. From 
that time on, until the child 
learned to hobble about alone, lit- 
tle Sam was made to carry her 
on his back. Whether at work or 
play, one scarcely saw him without 
his burden. 

The little girl had become quite 
spoiled during her long convales- 
cence. She took great delight in 
kicking little Sam's sides and back 
and choking him around the neck. 
He dared not complain for when 
he did so, his father cruelly told 
him that he was responsible for 
the child's being a cripple. 

This kind of hardness formed 
the fiber out of which Sam was 
made. 

The country school in this area 
rarely had a teacher so his formal 
education reached only the third 
grade, but for common "horse- 
sense" he deserved a college de- 
gree. He graduated from a hard 
school with a hard and embittered 
father as his teacher. 

Sam declared that if he ever had 
children of his own that they would 
be taught to love and laugh and 
know something other than work 
and bitterness. 

When he reached the age of six- 
teen, he decided that he had taken 
his last horse whipping and work 
without pay, so he left home. 



More hard work, travel and ad- 
venture filled the next ten years 
of his life. He developed his own 
philosophy of life, and it was fla- 
vored with gentle wit and humor. 

He married a very fine and lovely 
girl and into their union was born 
eight children. Although he be- 
came a stern disciplinarian, he 
kept the promise he made himself 
to show his children love, laughter 
and good times. 

The ten acre farm he acquired 
would grow broom sage just splen- 
didly, only there was no ready 
market for broom sage. But Sam 
showed his brood what wonderful 
caves and hidey-holes could be hol- 
lowed out in the deep grass. It 
made wonderful places to play. He 
also taught them how to make 
stick traps for catching quail and 
rabbit. They all became experts 
with a sling-shot. They learned 
how to catch fish with a bent pin 
for a hook. 

SAM'S CHILDREN had 
to work too, but on a hot sunny 
day he'd announce, "We're going 
to knock off work now and go to 
the creek." Soon the swimming 
hole would be full of laughing 
churning children as they ducked 
one another, or swam under Sam 
as he floated. On other days he'd 
knock off work and take the fam- 
ily berrying. All day the woods re- 
sounded to laughter as they gath- 
ered berries. 

The best days were the rabbit 
hunting days. Not with a gun as 
you might suppose, but a merry 
chase on foot. 

He would take several burlap 
bags (you'd never understand what 
a "croker-sack" is) and start out 
early in the morning. The whole 
family would be at his heels. All 
day long they would startle rabbits 
from the broom sage, or flush them 
out of snake holes, or smoke them 
out of culverts. He sometimes dug 
them out of the snake holes if 
water failed to flush them out. 
While he sweated and dug, the 



14 



My Most Unforgettable Character 



children happily made castles from 
the cool, damp yellow earth. 

On one unforgettable day, the 
rabbit turned out to be a civet cat 
(skunk) and as he was chased out 
of some water pipes the oldest boy 
had a bag ready. The skunk 
emerged and using the boy as a 
target, made a bulls' eye. The 
clothes (and almost the boy too) 
had to be buried. What a great 
laugh they had that day. All ex- 
cept one could laugh. 

At the end of such a day there 
would be six or eight rabbits in 
the bags. Did you ever eat rabbit 
stew? Nothing to beat it! 

Almost better than rabbit hunt- 
ing was the winter evenings when 
the family would gather before the 
fireplace. The children would sit 
on the floor eating oranges. The 
peel was thrown into the fire and 
soon the acrid scent of burning 
peel would fill the room. The 
dancing flames made cinema on 
the walls of the room. Hot tar 
would drop from the burning pine 
knots into the ashes and a peace 
and sense of well-being made the 
family close. 

On these nights Sam would take 
his violin off of the wooden pegs 
on the wall and tune up. He was 
unlearned but he could coax the 
most satisfying tunes from his 
violin. For an hour or two he'd 
entertain the family by telling 
about his childhood and sing old 
folk ballads. Not a child questioned 
the validity of those wonderful 
stories. Each one only wondered 
why his own childhood seemed so 
dull compared to Sam's. 

Some nights peanuts would be 
roasted and eaten. Other nights 
chestnuts would be baked in the 
hot ashes. How wonderfully good 
they tasted. 

Toward bed time, the music 
turned to hymns. A family favorite 
was, "Will the Circle Be Unbrok- 
en?" The circle of thoughtful chil- 
dren was really pondering that 
thought. 

Sam prayed with his children 



each night before retiring. As he 
prayed, it was more like listening 
in on two tried and true friends 
in conversation. God was mighty 
important to Sam. 

Saturday was al- 
ways a red-letter day. 

The children were small so Sam 
would take the little bit of ready 
cash and set off for town alone 
to buy the week's purchases. The 
youngest ones stayed near the gate 
all afternoon. They rode the gate 
back and forth until it sagged on 
its hinges. After many games of 
"tag," "leapfrog," or "marbles," 
someone would see Sam and send 
up a shout. Almost like an explo- 
sion the children would run to 
meet him. He could scarcely ward 
them off. 

When at last the precious bags 
or box would be placed on the 
table, Sam would burrow around 
until he would come up with the 
children's treat. It was sometimes 
"Cracker Jack," "syrup kisses," 
"Mr. Goodbars," "Guess-whats" or 
"blow-gum" (not bubble gum as it 
is commonly called today). What- 
ever it was, it was wonderful! 

Sam lived and he taught his 
children to live and get the most 
out of life. 

He was a religious man. His very 
lack of a religious background 
seemed to make him determined to 
provide one for his family. They 
believed in him too. 

If a child grew ill, Sam would 
spend his last cent for goodies try- 
ing to coax back appetites and 
health. Many nights he sat be- 
side their bed in times of illness. 
If it was critical he would of f er 
to get the best doctor available but 
the child would only answer, "No, 
Daddy. You pray." And then he 
would pray. 

Now and then Sam would be in- 
vited to speak at different gath- 
erings. He was a great favorite 
wherever he went. 

Yet it came as a great surprise 
when a little country church asked 
for Sam as their pastor. Knowing 



full well his limitations, he agreed 
very reluctantly. 

He was no great preacher. His 
simple sermons were at times as 
coarse as homespun linsey-wool- 
sey, but their very simplicity and 
directness caused them to find en- 
trance into people's hearts. 

The children of his parish loved 
him dearly. He often took time to 
play ball with them on a vacant 
lot. What fun they had when they 
could put him "out." 

If he noticed a child's teeth that 
were in bad condition and he knew 
the parents were unable to have 
them fixed, he would take the 
child to his dentist and ask the 
dentist to put the bill on his ac- 
count. The kind dentist knew he 
was unable to pay also and more 
often than not, there would be no 
entry made at all. Many a child 
can thank Sam for his good teeth 
today. 

It WAS necessary for 
him to work part-time, as the lit- 
tle church was quite poor and the 
depression was on. Usually he 
worked in the orange groves. His 
employer trusted and believed in 
him. He was always one of the 
last to be layed off when the sea- 
son was over. If possible he would 
be retained for summer work as 
a pruning man. 

A terrible drought threatened the 
orange crop one year. His employer 
asked him to pray for rain. That 
night he had a long serious talk 
with his good friend, God. The 
next day a downpour of rain came 
and Sam was one of the first to 
offer thanks for it. 

Was there illness? There was 
Sam ready to help. Was there an 
accident? There was Sam helping 
untangle the mess. Was there a 
death? There was Sam comforting 
the bereaved. Was there a lack? 
There was Sam, going the second 
mile, giving his cloak also. 

Beside the little parsonage al- 
ways grew a garden and before it 

(Continued on page 25) 



15 



The small boy she taught became a missionary to Africa. 




JT HAS BEEN some years 
since our last personal con- 
tact. Of course, ways and 
means at this distance are very 
meager; but when we think of 
that great liquid span which lies 
between us, then these earthly 
modes are marvelously effective. 
However, while taking a siesta — 
a habit which seems to be an in- 
strument of procrastination but 
which wisdom dictates as abso- 
lutely essential in these humid 
tropics — today I felt a contact 
through celestial channels, and I 
trust you have experienced the 
same. You were on my mind and 
disconnection was impossible; con- 
sequently I am compelled to pen 
these few words to you. 



A Missionary Tribute to a 
Sunday School Teacher 



This tribute is 

offered to 

Mrs. Odelle Green of the 

Clayton Street Church 

of God, 

Middletown, Ohio. 



Let me thank you first for a 
task well performed — something 
which seldom receives thanks — the 
effective and indelible teaching of 
"tiny tots" in Sunday School, this 
duty requiring utmost patience and 
understanding. To you especially 
I give thanks; and to your Divine 
Teacher, the One Who helped you 
in those classes, I give eternal 
thanks. 

Of all the Sunday School teachers 
I have had in my lifetime (with 
gratitude for everyone of them) 
you remain the most vivid and 
outstanding. Perhaps one reason 
may be that you are the first in 
my memories and no great effort 
can produce the faintest recollec- 
tion or shadow of any of those 
earlier infant years. But the main 
reason for my gratefulness is the 
truth which you taught me in sim- 
ple words and in actions. 



Those years were the vitally for- 
mative ones and their experiences 
have guided me to the present 
through many tempestuous seas — 
emotional and spiritual, physical 
and geographic. I am now a young 
man and across the great Atlantic, 
in the adult world of independence 
and responsibility; in a dark 
heathen land {Africa) where grave 
responsibility and absolute depend- 
ence upon God and His church 
are ever pressing. 

Surely I am not worthy to be 
chosen for this service, but in 
floods of gratitude to Him and 
adoration of Him Who has guarded 
my life and guided my steps 
through life, I owe Him my all 
regardless of how small it may be. 

You and I are not world-re- 
nowned as some worldlings are, 
and perhaps never will be for that 
is not the aim. Even in His king- 
dom I must be the least of all 
saints. But just to know Him and 
to be known to Him is worth more 
than world's acclaim. This hope 
I do have, that in that day "We 
shall come rejoicing, bringing in 
the sheaves." Through the contin- 
ual help of the Master Teacher 
Who aided you in teaching me 
about God, reverence and respect 
for His house, love for His right- 
eous Son, and holy living through 
His Holy Spirit, which teaching I 
now endeavor to give to these black 
people with benighted souls, we 
shall have some sheaves. I say "we" 
because you will have the greater 
reward for having taught me first. 

I do trust that more of your 
Sunday School boys and girls have 
responded to His great love and 
the "Great Commission" so God 
may crown your efforts both past 
and present with that "Crown of 
Life which the Righteous Judge 
shall give to all the Faithful." God 
bless you and continue to keep you 
as His channel of love and serv- 
ice. 

In His service, 
A former Sunday School lad 
R. Evan Headley 
Missionary to Nigeria 



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A SONG 

FROM 

HEAVEN 



By W. L (Bill) Hopper 



* g OW IS SHE, Doctor?" asked Jim Masters anx- 
/ / iously, noting the worried look on the doctor's 
^>/v face. 

"Very low, Jim," said Dr. Morgan; "she is going 
fast. It may be only a matter of hours, maybe min- 
utes. Her pulse is very weak and her breathing is ir- 
regular; I'm afraid I have done all that I can do." 

"O Lord!" groaned Jim, "first my wife, now my little 
girl. I can't stand it. Why did this have to happen 
to me?" 

It had been an automobile accident. Little Janie 
and her mother had been on their way to a church 
picnic, a treat that Janie had been looking forward to 
fqrajong time. Jim had planned to go, too, but he had 
been called back to the office at the last minute to do 
some special research work. Mother and Janie had to 
go without him. 

"O Mother!" cried little Janie happily, "isn't it won- 
derful? I'm so happy, but I do wish Daddy could be 
with us." 

"Yes, dear," said Mother, "but your father is needed 
at the office; he is a very important man, you know, 
and we can't have all of his time." 
. "He's very important to me, too," said little Janie. 
"He is the best Daddy in the world." 

They were driving along Lincoln Boulevard when 
suddenly a huge truck came at them from a side 
street. The brakes had failed, and the driver had lost 
control of it. 

"Look out, Mother!" cried little Janie, but it was too 
late. The truck was upon them. 

Mrs. Masters thought first about her baby. She 
grabbed her by the arm, pulled her quickly to her 
and held on tightly. 

Jim Masters received the call just as he was about 
to leave the office to go to lunch. 

"This is Belview Hospital," the voice had said. "Your 
wife and daughter have been in an accident. I think 
you had better come as quickly as you can." 

Grabbing his hat and coat he had jumped in his 
car and driven as fast as he could to Belview. Taking 
the steps two at a time, he rushed up to the desk and 



said, "I'm Jim Masters. How are my wife and baby?" 

Dr. Morgan was just coming out of the emergency 
room when Jim rushed in. Walking over to him, he 
laid his hand gently on Jim's shoulder and led him 
to a chair. 

"Sit down, Mr. Masters," he said. "I'm afraid I 
have some bad news for you." 

"What is it, Doctor?" cried Jim. "Are they badly 
hurt?" 

"Your wife was killed, Mr. Masters," he said gently 
as he could, "and your little girl is hurt very badly. I 
am not sure we can save her, but we will do our best." 

At the funeral Jim had broken down completely and 
had had to be led away. He kept saying over and over, 
"I can't believe it; it just couldn't happen to me." 

After the funeral he had kept an almost constant 
vigil at the bedside of his little girl, leaving only long 
enough to grab a bite to eat and change his clothes. 
What little sleep he got was in the chair at the side 
of her bed. 

Several times in her delirium little Janie had whis- 
pered, "Sing to me, Mother. Sing to me and hold 
my hand." 

Ever since she had been big enough to talk, when- 
ever little Janie was sick or hurt, she always wanted 
her mother to sit by her, hold her hand and sing to 
her; and it always seemed to help her. She could be 
running a high fever and her mother could take her 
hand and begin to sing to her, and she would go 
right off to sleep. 

ALL OF THESE things were running 
through Jim's mind as he sat there beside the bed 
with his eyes closed. The doctor thought he had 
dropped off to sleep, but he wasn't asleep; he was 
praying softly. 

"O dear God," he prayed, "please, please don't take 
my baby away from me. You must have many little 
girls up there in heaven and she is all that I have 
in the world. I do need her so, especially now." 

A movement near the bed caused him to open his 
eyes and look at the doctor leaning over Janie's bed. 
Little Janie's eyes were open and she was looking 
around the room as though trying to locate someone. 
She seemed to be listening, too. Suddenly she smiled, 
and reached out her little hand as if to take some- 
one's hand in hers. For a moment or two she just lay 
there smiling. Then she said, "Thank you, Mother; that 
was beautiful," and closed her eyes again. 

"There's something strange going on here!" ex- 
claimed Dr. Morgan, "I don't understand it." 

"What is it, Doctor?" cried Jim. "Is she ... is she 
going now?" 

"No, no!" cried the doctor. "She seems to be getting 
better. Her breathing is regular now and her pulse 
is getting stronger. Her heart is beating normally, too. 
I just can't understand it. A moment ago I was sure 
she was dying; now she seems to be much better. I 
really believe she has passed the crisis and will get 
well; but I surely don't understand it." 

The next morning when Dr. Morgan walked into 



(Continued on page 23) 



17 



OETRY 



"HE IS RISEN" 

By Earle J. Grant 

The women came early that day 
To the tomb where the Lord had 

lain, 
But an angel proclaimed to them, 
"He is risen!" — was living again. 
The voice said to tell His disciples 
That Christ had gone to Galilee, 
And that there the blessed face 
Of their Master they would see. 
They departed from the empty 

tomb, 
Wishing to do what they were told; 
And, as they went on their way, 
Soon the Master's face they did 

behold. 
Just as they worshipped Him then, 
Let us lift our voices in praise 
And pray that the unsaved turn to 

Christ 
On Easter — glorious Day of Days! 



AT THE GARDEN TOMB 

By A. M. Quick 

They laid His body tenderly 

In the chill of the rock-hewn 
room, 
And left Him there on the marble 
bare 
Of Joseph's garden tomb. 

I think they breathed a bitter sigh 
As they left Him there alone, 

And gazed once more as they closed 
the door 
At last with the massive stone. 

For it seemed like the end of the 
world had come 
And every hope was fled, 
When in dark despair they left 
Him there 
Silent, and cold, and dead. 

But they came again in the early 

light 

Of the world's first Easter Day, 

And the Saviour fair was no longer 

there, 

And the stone was rolled away: 

For their Lord had triumphed over 
death, 
Over death, and sin, and the 
grave, 
And creation rang as the ran- 
somed sang 
Of Jesus, the Mighty to save! 



WHEN OUR SAVIOUR CAME TO EARTH 



Mrs. J. B. Rudd 

In infinite wisdom — in accord with God's plan, 
Our Lord came to earth in the likeness of man, 
The infant Christ Jesus born in Bethlehem, 
Was heralded by angels as the Saviour of men. 

He went to the temple which was decked with pure gold, 
And did His first preaching when twelve years old; 
He grew up to manhood — was baptized, and then 
He preached the glad tidings to the children of men. 

But the Jews would not have Him, rejected their Lord, 
Despised and abused Him, would not heed His word; 
He was brought before Pilate in trial unfair, 
And falsely accused by the angry mob there. 

They smote Him, they scourged Him, they spit In 

His face, 
For our sakes He bore all this shame and disgrace; 
They crowned Him with thorns and the purple He wore, 
Pilate wished to release Him; the Jews raged the more. 

"Crucify Him," they cried, "Our King He'll not be." 
And they ushered Him forth to the Mt. Calvary 
Where He, counting all of earth's fame but dross, 
As a lamb that was slain He was nailed to the cross. 

With blood streaming from both His hands and His feet 
He hung suffering there; then in voice low and sweet 
He spoke His last words, "It is finished," then died, 
And a soldier ere long thrust a spear in His side. 

Soon friends came and gently removed the thorn crown 
And drawing the nails, took our blessed Lord down; 
And the body that He as a sacrifice gave, 
Was wound in clean linen and laid in the grave. 

The soldiers and Pilate then in council met. 
The grave was sealed and a guard was set. 

In the still silent hush of that first Easter dawn, 
A bright shining angel from heaven had flown 
Coming straight to the grave where our blessed Lord lay 
And breaking the seal, rolled the great stone away. 

Then the power of God came down in one mighty 

sweep, 
The keepers like dead men all fell in a heap, 
And our Saviour came forth on that first Easter day, 
Death's bars could not hold Him — He tore them away. 

And He lives— Hallelujah; And is reigning on high, 
And is coming to take us where we'll never more die, 
So we offer Him gladly our sweetest and best, 
Rejoicing in hope of a home with the blest. 



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The Lighted Pathway's sixty- 
first artist is from Warren, 
Michigan. He will be thirteen 
years old the fourth of this 
month, and attends Wolcott 
Junior High (7th grade). 



DAVID FRANKLIN KELLEY' 



interest in art is very conspicu- 
ous; his aptitude for drawing 
was noted at a very early age. 
He hopes to receive the proper 
training so that he can make 
art his vocation. He is a mem- 
ber of the Van Dyke Church 
of God and his pastor is the 
Rev. Cheslie M. Collins. 





WALHALLA NO. 2 CHURCH OF GOD BANQUET 



The young people of the Wal- 
halla No. 2 Church of God are 
shown at their Christmas Banquet 
held at a restaurant in Walhalla, 
South Carolina. There were 36 in 
attendance. 

After the delicious meal, the 
group was given an inspiring talk 
by the State Youth Director, the 
Reverend Thomas Grassano. He 
chose a unique title for his mes- 
sage, "I'm Dreaming of a Right 
Christmas." Following Brother 
Grassano's message, Raymond 
Loudermilk, Y.P.E. President, was 




the master of ceremonies for a 
very interesting program. The lo- 
cal girls' trio and quartet sang 
Christmas songs and Mrs. Sylvia 
Bell gave some humorous readings. 
The group then sang several carols 
after which we were dismissed in 
prayer by Mr. Charles Land. 

On the photograph enclosed, the 
Reverend and Mrs. Thomas Gras- 
sano are the first couple on the 
left. The next couple is the Rev- 
erend and Mrs. W. A. Bell, the lo- 
cal pastor and his wife. 



BEDICO CHURCH OF COD 
JUNIORS 

In the month of January, the 
Junior Sunday School Class of the 
Bedico Church of God, Poncha- 
toula, Louisiana, had a contest to 
gather Christmas cards for mis- 
sions. The Junior that brought in 
the most old Christmas cards re- 
ceived a prize. We had a marvelous 
response. One boy alone brought 
close to 500 cards. This has really 
encouraged our interest and work 
for missions. This Junior Class is 
real eager to take on any work 
for the Lord. 

— Mrs. Robin Naramore, teacher 



GEORGIA STATE SUNDAY 

SCHOOL AND YOUTH 

CONVENTION 

^-yHE FORCEFUL impact of 
" / Georgia's first State-wide 

* ' Sunday School and Youth 

Convention took place January 4, 
5, and 6 at Griffin, Georgia, with 
the theme, "Souls at the Center." 
This convention stirred Georgians 
from all parts of this great state. 
We were made conscious once 
again in every sermon and class 
that at the heart of all we do is 
the winning of souls. 

Reverend A. M. Phillips, our 
General Secretary and Treasurer, 
opened the convention with a chal- 
lenge that set the proper pace for 
the convention. I have never heard 
a better sermon on "The Challenge 
to Christian Growth." On Friday 
morning Reverend Charles W. 
Conn, Editor-in-Chief of the 
Church of God Publications, spoke 
to receptive hearts on the impor- 
tant subject, "Souls at the Center 
of Teaching." What a challenge to 
those who teach the Word! Friday 
was climaxed with a moving mes- 
sage, enjoyed by all, on "Commis- 
sioned to Witness" by our Assistant 
National Sunday School and Youth 
Director, Reverend Don S. Ault- 
man. Although Saturday dawned 
a rainy day, it was soon brightened 
as Reverend Bennie Triplett, Pro- 
gram Director of Forward In Faith, 
brought a practical message on, 
"Souls at the Center of Visiting." 
Cold weather set in Saturday but 
in spite of the cold on this last 
night the church was full. About 
500 people were warmed with a 
visitation of the Holy Ghost. To 
put the finishing touch on the con- 
vention no one could have done 
a better job than the National Sun- 
day School and Youth Director, 
Reverend Cecil Knight. This man 
with a burden for souls preached 
the unsearchable riches of Christ 
to everyone present. He made all 
very much aware that God wants 
pastors, evangelists, and workers, 
"Dedicated to This Decade." 

Every lecturer and committee 
member deserves a sincere thanks 
for a job well done. The State 
Overseer was present to lecture and 
help out and guide throughout the 



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NAME YOUR KING 



(Continued from page 13) 

could befall a politician of Rome 
than that he should appear un- 
friendly to Caesar? With this the 
foes of Christ whipped Pilate into 
their plans. 

What a frightening thing it is 
not to be in the good graces of 
the Caesars of the world! Caesar 
has prestige, and power. He had 
iron-breasted warriors; he shakes 
the earth when he tramps. How 
defenseless we seem when h i s 
eagles do not bend over us, on our 
side! How armorless does the Gali- 
lean seem, jostled by the soldiers, 
mocked by the mob, shorn of the 
protection of Rome! How alone He 
is, staggering up the hill, hanging 
against the sky, the hoarse, brutal 
cries of the soldiers beneath Him. 
How terrible Caesar is — how frail 
Christ seems! 

So we run for the shadow of his 
banners. We hail him as emperor. 
We forsake our brothers, shrink 
back in the shadows while ungod- 
ly men break down the earth. 

We are aware of how negative 
all this sounds. But does it not 
report a fact? Look about the 
world and see who has the laurels 
about his temples. Caesar! Not 
Christ. 

The picture is not 

all negative. All men do not crown 
the god of this world. Some crown 
the true King. Only a few days ago 
we learned of a man who had 



convention. We thank God for such 
a fine overseer. The State Council 
gave one hundred per cent co-op- 
eration along with the State Sun- 
day School and Youth Board. Both 
of these boards are appreciated. 
The local church with its fine 
leaders, Brother and Sister Jef- 
fords, made everything very pleas- 
ant. Churches large and small said 
they were greatly helped and are 
wanting to know when the next 
convention like this will be. 

Thank God for the fine ministers 
and laymen of Georgia and their 
wonderful co-operation. They have 
made their Sunday School and 
Youth Director a very happy man. 
—Wallace Swilley, Jr., State Youth 
Director 



come up from a newsboy to a high 
position in a firm. Some head men 
in the firm were bent on making 
shady money through tricky moves, 
but the man who had been a news- 
boy refused to go along. He was 
a Christian. His "friends" cruci- 
fied him on a business-cross, but 
he kept his soul. He had another 
king than Caesar! 

Just before the close of World 
War II, I was in the lounge of a 
Pullman waiting for the porter to 
fix my berth. A huge man was 
talking to intent listeners. He had 
a forcible way about him. He told 
how much booze he had put away, 
how he had made love to another 
man's wife. I was turning away in 
disgust when a tall young fellow 
said, "Okay. Now let me tell you 
how to get out of that evil way of 
life and be a real man! Take 
Christ! I know He can pull you 
out, because I once lived as you do, 
and I found forgiveness at the 



cross, and spiritual strength to 
serve God!" 

I will never forget the silence 
that fell on the place. I put out 
my hand to the young fellow, my 
eyes stinging. I felt two things. I 
was proud of the young man. I was 
also repentant that I had let him 
crown Christ King before I did — 
before the eyes of men who doubt- 
less needed Him! 

"We have no king but Caesar!" 
the mob cried on that long-ago 
day. Men still cry it. What a change 
would come to the nations if the 
cry were reversed! "We have no 
King but Christ!" 

Some day it will be like that! 
On "that Day," so often mentioned 
in the Scriptures, He will be 
crowned King of Kings. Caesar will 
be forever banished from the 
throne. But only those who have 
crowned Christ King in their 
hearts will be able to crown Him 
King on that day. 



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(Continued from page 5) 

"It seems He did, but we failed 
to understand," James told him, 
"and now — ." 

"The women brought the story 
first," John explained. "They came 
running to the city to tell us. Peter 
and I hurried to the garden and, 
sure enough, the body was not 
there." 

"But it might — ," Thomas began, 
only to be cut off by Peter's, "But 
it wasn't. No one could have stolen 
it, and Mary — ." 

"Saw an angel who told her He 
was risen," John finished. "There 
can be no mistake." 

"I cannot believe it," Thomas de- 
clared, shaking his head. "It can 
not be true." 

"But it is!" Peter almost shouted. 
"It is true beyond a doubt." 

"Not for me, it isn't," Thomas 
stated wearily. "Not for me." 

"Come with us," Philip begged. 
"We will be better off if we are 
together." 

"Not yet," Thomas spoke per- 
sistently. "I am not ready yet." 

"You will be happier," Peter as- 
sured him. "I know how you feel. 
I felt the same, especially when 
I remembered how I denied Him. 
Three times, Thomas, I, who loved 
Him more than life itself, .declared 
I had not so much as heard of the 
man, but when the women came 
saying He told them to tell his 
disciples and Peter, I knew there 
was no question. Who else but the 
Master would have sent me such 
a word? Come, Thomas, cast your 
lot again with us that we may 
learn more of this strange happen- 
ing and what the Lord wants us 
to do." 

Once more he shook his head. 
"Go on as you have planned," he 
urged. "I will wait here a little 
longer." 

The HOURS passed 
slowly. Day faded into night, and 
still he remained by himself, pull- 
ing his mantle about him to shut 
out the chilly air, though he was 
scarcely aware of the change. Not 
until daylight had fully come did 
he turn his steps toward the room 
which was their favorite meeting 



place. They were coming down the 
stairs as he approached, every face 
alight with a peculiar happiness. 

"Thomas!" Peter cried. "Thom- 
as! We have seen the Lord!" 

Thomas stopped short. "It cannot 
be!" he insisted. "I say it cannot 
be, for He is dead." 

"I would have said so, too," John 
assured him, "had I not seen and 
heard Him for myself." 

"Where was He?" The question 
was more than a request for in- 
formation. 

"Right in our own room," Philip 
replied. "We were assembled to- 
gether as usual when suddenly He 
appeared among us with the fam- 
iliar words, 'Peace be unto you.' " 

"Peace be unto you," the man re- 
peated. "Would that it might!" 

"How He came we do not know," 
Andrew added, "for the doors were 
shut and no one saw Him enter." 

"You could not be sure," Thomas 
reminded them. "It might have 
been some one else. The light was 
poor." 

"But it wasn't!" Peter was em- 
phatic. "He showed us His hands 
and His side, and He told us He 
was sending us into the world 
even as the Father had sent Him." 

"Then He breathed on us," 
John added reverently, "and told 
us to receive the Holy Ghost." 

"No!" Thomas declared vehe- 
mently. "I cannot believe it! Un- 
less I see the print of the nails in 
His hands and His pierced side — 
unless I put my hand into that 
side and my fingers into the nail 
prints, I will not believe — I can- 
not!" 

Because he felt the 

need of companionship, he stayed 
with the others. They seemed 
drawn together by a common need. 
Judas, overwhelmed by the enor- 
mity of his crime, had taken his 
own life. Peter, softened by the 
knowledge that he was forgiven, 
already showed signs of leadership 
few knew he possessed. Every man 
had a new conception of service, 
a faith that helped meet every 
trial. Only Thomas lacked, because 
he could not believe. He alone felt 
the need of a greater assurance. 

The days passed slowly. For fear 
of the Jews, they were cautious 
about the time and place of their 



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meetings. They made no effort to 
assemble together except in the 
room which was full of memories 
for them all. 

And then it happened! They were 
together with all doors shut, when 
suddenly they saw Him and heard 
His well known voice say, "Peace 
be unto you." Peter sank to his 
knees. John held out both arms in 
joyful welcome. Thomas caught his 
breath sharply, his eyes riveted on 
the figure before him. 

The Master moved a step nearer. 
"Come," He invited, "look at my 
hands. Touch the print of the nails. 
Put your hand in my side. Be not 
faithless, Thomas, but believing." 

Suddenly the doubts vanished. 
An overwhelming happiness 
flooded his whole being. He had 
no desire to touch the nail prints 
or to put his hands in the wounded 
side. Never again would he doubt. 
He knew of a certainty that the 
Lord had risen. From the bottom 
of his heart came the pledge of 
lasting allegiance, "My Lord and 
my God!" 



A SONG FROM HEAVEN 



(Continued from page 17) 

the room, he found little Janie and 
her father laughing and talking as 
though nothing serious had ever 
happened. 

"Good morning, Jim," he said. 
"How is the miracle-child this 
morning?" 

"Oh I am fine, Doctor," answered 
little Janie happily. "When can I 
go home?" 

"Well, if you keep improving as 
you have for the past twenty-four 
hours, it won't be long," said Dr. 
Morgan. Then turning to Jim, he 
said, "You know Jim, this is really 
a miracle; last night she was sink- 
ing very fast. I really believe that 
she was dying. All at once she 
opened her eyes and looked around 
the room and said, 'Thank you, 
Mother! That was beautiful' and 
started to get well. I just can't 
understand it." 

"Well I can, Doctor," said Jim 
Masters with a smile on his face 
and tears of joy welling up in his 
eyes, "It was a song from heaven." 



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HE IS NOT HERE 



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forty days after His crucifixion than 
on the day of His Triumphal En- 
try. A false report might last forty 
days, but the church which was 
founded on a Risen Christ has last- 
ed for nineteen centuries, produc- 
ing generations of races' finest 
characters and now including some 
six hundred million members." 

No doubt men will continue to 
try to disprove the fact of the Res- 
urrection just as they have for 
ages. Several years ago certain per- 
sons sought to discredit George 
Washington and profane the image 
he had gained as the Father of 
his country. The late President Cal- 
vin Coolidge, who yet lived at that 
time, was asked what he thought 
of the Discredit Washington Move- 
ment. Mr. Coolidge looked out to- 
ward the Washington Monument 
towering 555 feet in the air and 
said, "I see the monument is still 
there." 

Despite the attempts to discredit 
the Resurrection story and damage 
the faith of millions who trust in 
Christ as the Risen Saviour, there 
is one observation which can be 
made to the complete frustration 
of Satan. "I see that the empty 
tomb is still there." The angels' 
message is gloriously true. "He is 
not here, He is risen, as He said." 
Thank God for the empty tomb. 



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COME BACK JOHN 

(Continued from page 11) 

Scriptures?" cried Cleopas, his face 
shining with wonder. 

"We should have known Him as 
He walked along the road with us 
and talked as only He could!" ex- 
claimed the friend. 

John whispered to Ann, "Now I 
know why I came back after He 
looked at me. I couldn't hurt Him 
by being dishonest or leaving Cle- 
opas when I'm needed." 

"I'm so happy you're staying! 
Think of it, Jesus blest the bread 
I made! I shall always remember 
and do everything as for Him." 

John said, "Jesus brought me 
back, so I know He wants me to 
stay here for Him. That's what 
I'll do!" 



STATISTICS 

(Continued from page 27) 

Baxley, Georgia 

Rome (North), Georgia 

Catawba Heights, North Carolina 

Thomasville, North Carolina 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 

White Hall. South Carolina _.. __ 

Ontario, California 

MacClenny, Florida . .... 

East Trion, Georgia 

West Baltimore, Maryland 

Pembroke, North Carolina .... 

Washington, Pennsylvania _ 

Bethany, South Carolina .... 

Latta, South Carolina 

Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas 

Newport News, Virginia 



... 76 

... 76 
.... 76 
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... 75 
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... 75 
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.-- 75 
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Spiritual Results Among Our Youth 
January 31, 1962 



Saved _. 

Sanctified 

Filled with Holy Ghost .. ... 
Added to the Church 

Since June 30, 1961 

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Sanctified .... _ .._ .... . 

Filled with Holy Ghost 

Added to the Church .... 



Report of New Y.P.E.'s since 
June 30, 1961 



3,189 
1,416 



813 



26,659 

12,450 

9,473 

7,063 



75 



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WHAT SHALL WE SAY ABOUT 
EASTER? 



(Continued from page 10) 

a small child the frightening de- 
tails of the Crucifixion: the driving 
of nails through Christ's hands or 
the piercing of his side. The theo- 
logical implications are beyond a 
child's comprehension. These 
things can be reserved until the 
child is ready for them. But, young 
as he is, he can certainly know of 
the joyousness of the Easter ob- 
servance. 

In fact, your child himself may 
ask, "Why is Easter a happy time 
if Jesus was killed?" 

Explain that Jesus became alive 
again, that he is alive in heaven 
now. Tell your child that all of us 
who truly love Jesus will join him 
in heaven some day. This is why 
we are so happy. 

The important thing is that you 
don't dodge the fact of Christ's 
death and the central fact of our 
Christian belief. A simple and sin- 
cere explanation will lay the foun- 
dation upon which your child may 
build a secure and lasting faith. 



24 



MEET SAM, MY MOST 
UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTER 



(Continued from page 15) 

a profusion of flowers. 

In Sam's case, the pastor gave 
to the parish. His members were 
always being given a bouquet x>f 
flowers or a bag of tomatoes, beans, 
squash or whatever grew in his 
garden. The neighbors knew where 
a generous heart lived. 

No tramp was ever turned away 
from his door. Often enough there 
was precious little to divide but it 
was gladly divided. Somehow there 
was always enough. 

The second world war came and 
Sam was very busy comforting 
those who were leaving and com- 
forting those left behind. 

His son-in-law was fighting in 
France. His oldest daughter came 
home to live and await the coming 
of her child. It was Sam who paced 
the corridors and prayed when the 
time finally came. Afterward, it 
was Sam who walked the floor and 
helped care for the little baby 
while its lonely Mother climbed her 
way back to health. 



No matter how busy Sam was, 
he was always working on new 
projects. 

At one time it was for an or- 
phanage. He drove hundreds of 
miles selling pecans and making 
funds to contribute to the orphan- 
age. He was a humble man and 
his love for humanity was great. 

If he ever punished the wrong 
child for a mis-deed, he would later 
draw the child to him and ask its 
forgiveness. It never failed to make 
him seem even bigger and better. 

He was nonplused by nothing. 
A traffic cop once chased him 
down and prepared to write out a 
ticket. Sam asked what he was 
being charged with. The cop told 
him that he had passed a car with- 
out enough sight ahead. The cop 
was rather haughty about it and 
then very seriously Sam said, "Now 
you listen here. You're going to the 
judgment and face this very false 
charge you're charging me with. 
You go back up there with me and 
I'll show you that I had good vision 
ahead." The rather abashed cop 
went back with him and saw that 
Sam was right. He ashamedly tore 
up the ticket. 

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to tell on Sam at last and he was 
no longer able to care for his lit- 
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If you should ever happen to 
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SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Average Weekly Attendance 
January 1962 
500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), South 

Carolina - 675 

Mlddletown (Clayton), Ohio 614 

400-499 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 467 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee .._ — 464 

Griffin. Georgia 462 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 458 
Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida .._ 443 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 419 

Kannapolls, North Carolina _.. 416 

Wilmington. North Carolina 403 

Dayton (East Fourth Street), Ohio .... 401 

300-399 

Detroit (Tabernacle), Michigan 349 

South Gastonla, North Carolina 322 

Falrborn, Ohio 321 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee — — 317 

Blltmore, North Carolina 316 

Anderson (McDuffle), South Carolina 316 

Erwln, North Carolina 310 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida .... 308 
Austin. Indiana .... _.. -. 306 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida 304 

Whitwell, Tennessee 304 

Cleveland (South), Tennessee 300 



200-299 



_.. 299 
299 
290 
288 
287 
287 
281 
280 
278 
270 
269 
267 



Alabama City, Alabama 

Rock Hill, South Carolina _ - 

Dayton (Oakrldge Drive), Ohio 

Dillon, South Carolina 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida _ 

MUford. Delaware _ 

West Gastonla, North Carolina 

Lenoir City. Tennessee . — - 

Phoenix (44th Street). Arizona 

Buford, Georgia .... ... . _ 

Pulaski, Virginia _ 

Akron (East Market), Ohio 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue). South 

Carolina _ _ 

Avondale Estates, Georgia . .... .. 

Canton (9th and Glbbs), Ohio 

Sumlton, Alabama .... 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 

West Flint, Michigan .... _ 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida .. 
Savannah (Anderson Street), Georgia 249 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 249 

Sevlervllle (Home for Children), Ten- 
nessee 244 

Jesup, Georgia ._. _ _ 241 

Pontlac, Michigan 237 

Greenville (Woodslde), South Caro- 



267 
266 
262 
258 
258 
257 
251 



Una 

Newport News, Virginia 
Columbia, South Carolina 
Lakeland (West). Florida .... 

Daisy. Tennessee 

Nashville (Meridian Street), 

nessee 

Prrry. Florida 

Van Dyke, Michigan 

Lawton, Oklahoma 

Atlanta (Riverside), Georgia 
West Indianapolis. Indiana .... 

Somerset. Kentucky 

Brooklyn. Maryland 

South Lebanon, Ohio 

Rome (North), Georgia 

Fort Myers. Florida 



Ten- 



.... 236 

.... 236 

... 235 

.... 234 

.... 229 

.... 229 

.... 227 

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227 

.... 225 

... 225 

... 221 

221 

.... 221 

... 220 

.... 212 



Wilson. North Carolina 212 

Greer. South Carolina _ 212 

Alexandria, Virginia ... . 212 

Easton, Maryland _ 210 

Rifle Range, Florida 208 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania — . ... . .... 206 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 206 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama .... 205 

North Birmingham, Alabama 204 

Augusta (Crawford Avenue), Georgia 203 

Baldwin Park. California ... 201 

Miami, Florida _ 201 

Princeton, West Virginia 201 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 200 
Sanford, North Carolina 200 

125-199 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama 199 
Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), Florida 199 
St. Louis (Gravols Avenue), Missouri 198 

Plant City, Florida .. .... 197 

Winchester, Kentucky ... _. 196 

East Lumberton, North Carolina 194 

Pelzer, South Carolina 194 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 193 

Wyandotte, Michigan 192 

Salisbury, Maryland ... . 191 

Lenoir, North Carolina .... 191 

Washington, D. C .... 190 

Somerset, Pennsylvania 190 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio .... _ .... 189 

Eloise. Florida -- 187 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 187 

Franklin, Ohio 187 

Marlon, South Carolina 187 

Fort Mill. South Carolina 185 

Santa Ana. California 182 

Macon (Napier Avenue). Georgia 182 

Langley, South Carolina .... 181 

Chattanooga (4th Avenue), Tennessee 181 
Huntsvllle (Governor's Drive), Alabama 180 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina .... 180 

Greenville (Park Place), South Caro- 
lina 180 

Jacksonville (Garden City), Florida .... 178 

Orlando (East). Florida 178 

Douglas, Georgia ... 178 

Gastonla (Ranlo), North Carolina .... 178 

Belton, South Carolina 178 

York, South Carolina 178 

Bartow, Florida .... _ — . 177 

Huntington, West Virginia .... 177 

Cocoa, Florida . 176 

Louisville (Faith Temple). Kentucky .... 176 
Jackson, Mississippi — 173 
Charleston (King Street), South Caro- 
lina 173 

Bristol, Tennessee 173 

Jasper, Tennessee 173 

Ladds Chapel, Tennessee 173 

Naples, Florida 172 

West Danville, Virginia 172 

Annlston, Alabama 171 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 171 

Tarpon Springs, Florida _ 170 

Dallas, North Carolina 170 

Columbus (Belvldere), Ohio 170 

Rossvllle, Georgia 169 

Honea Path. South Carolina 169 

Lake Worth, Florida 168 

Cramerton, North Carolina 168 



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Fort Lauderdale, Florida _ 

Hope Mills. North Carolina .... .. 

Lake City, South Carolina ... 

Charlotte (Parkwood), North Carolina 

Lake Wales, Florida 

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Charleston, West Virginia 

McColl, South Carolina _ 

Ninety Six, South Carolina 

Kingsport (Chestnut Street), Ten- 
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Melbourne, Florida 

Chase, Maryland _ _ 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania — 

Knoxville (Central), Tennessee .... 

Chattanooga (East Ridge), Tennessee 

Johnson City, Tennessee . 

Norfolk (28th Street), Virginia 

Gaffney, South Carolina ~ . 

Asheboro, North Carolina — . 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio .... .... . 

Kelso, Washington 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida 

Lavonia, Georgia — . . 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio 

Erwln, Tennessee .... _ . 

McMinnville, Tennessee 

Pasco, Washington 

St. Louis (Grand Avenue), Missouri 

Wlllard, Ohio - . 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio .... .... . 

Brunswick, Georgia _ 

Eldorado, Illinois .... 

Lancaster, Ohio 

Miamlsburg, Ohio _ - 

Blackshear, Georgia .... _ 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio ._ _ _ - 

Adamsville, Alabama 

Trafford, Alabama 

San Pablo, California .... .... _ 

Lowell, North Carolina .... 

Lakedale. North Carolina ._ — - 

Greenville, Tennessee 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio ._. 

Seneca, South Carolina .... . 

Ontario, California — — 

Pomona, California 

Talledega, Alabama 

Llndale, Georgia .... _ - 

Newport, Kentucky 

Greensboro (State Street), North 
Carolina 

Sidney, Ohio 

Greenwood (South), South Carolina 

Montgomery, Alabama 

Samoset, Florida ... _ 

Demorest, Georgia 

Plnsonfork, Kentucky 

Hickory, North Carolina 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee 

River Rouge, Michigan 

Patetown, North Carolina 

Okeechobee, Florida ... . ._ 

Covington, Louisiana 

Clinton, South Carolina 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee 

Tifton. Georgia 

Mooresville, North Carolina 

Parrott, Virginia 

Homervllle, Georgia 

Charlotte (Hosklns Avenue), North 
Carolina ... 

Chicago (Summit), Illinois 

Ferndale, Michigan ... 

Thomasvllle, North Carolina 

Athens, Tennessee 

Indian Springs, Alabama 

Porterville, California 

Greenville (Laurens Road), South 
Carolina 



168 
167 
167 
167 
166 
163 
162 
162 
161 
160 
159 
159 
159 
159 
159 

159 
158 
158 
158 
158 
158 
158 
158 
157 
156 
156 
156 
155 
155 
155 
155 
155 
155 
154 
154 
153 
152 
152 
152 
152 
151 
151 
150 
150 
150 
150 
150 
150 
149 
149 
148 
148 
147 
147 
147 

147 
147 
147 
145 
145 
145 
145 
145 
145 
144 
144 
143 
143 
143 
143 
142 
141 
141 
140 

140 
139 
139 
139 
139 
138 
138 

138 



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Bluefield, Virginia .... 138 

East Gadsden, Alabama 137 

Haines City, Florida .... 137 

Lake City, Florida .... .... .... 137 

North East, Pennsylvania .... .... 136 

Omega, Georgia .... .... ... .... .... 135 

Warner Robins, Georgia 135 

Shepherds Fold, Louisiana 135 

Greenville, Mississippi .... .... 135 

Springfield, North Carolina 135 

Boonsboro, Maryland 134 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee .... 134 

Soddy, Tennessee .... 134 

Roanoke, Virginia 134 

Prichard, Alabama .... 133 

Ft. Pierce, Florida .... 133 

Manatee, Florida 133 

Prentiss, North Carolina .... 133 

Findlay, Ohio 133 

Walhalla (No. 2), South Carolina .... 133 

Dyersburg, Tennessee .... 133 

Valdese, North Carolina 132 

Chester, South Carolina .... 132 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas 132 

West Winter Haven (34th Street), 

Florida .... 131 

Lawrenceville, Georgia 131 

Chicago (Narragansett), Illinois 131 

Dearborn, Michigan .... .... .... 131 

Middletown (Oxford), Ohio .... 131 

Clearwater, Florida 130 

Miami (West), Florida .... .... .... 130 

West Minot, North Dakota _ 130 

Lemmon, South Dakota .... .... 130 

Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas 130 

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 130 

Rome (East), Georgia .... .... 129 

Maiden, North Carolina .... 129 

Dayton (Hoover), Ohio .... 129 

Laurens, South Carolina ... . 129 

Sylacauga. Alabama .... .... 128 

West Baltimore, Maryland .... 128 

Lexington, North Carolina 128 

West Durham, North Carolina .... ... 128 

Gap Hill, South Carolina 128 

Georgetown, South Carolina 128 

Kimberly, Alabama 127 

Phoenix (Southwest), Arizona .... 127 

Largo, Florida ... 127 

Muncie, Indiana .... .... .... 127 

Bernard, Kentucky ... 127 

Hagerstown, Maryland ... 127 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama 126 

Bradley, Illinois .... .... 126 

Asheville, North Carolina ... 126 

Big Oak, North Carolina 126 

Lancaster, South Carolina 126 

Brenton, West Virginia 126 

Elkins, West Virginia .... .... 126 

Petersburg, West Virginia .... 126 

Mount Vernon, Illinois 125 

Oakley, California ..... 125 

Williamsport, Maryland ... 125 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio ... 125 

Everett, Pennsylvania .... ... 125 

Logan, West Virginia 125 

Delbarton, West Virginia 125 



New Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 .... 78 

Total Sunday Schools organized 
since June 30, 1961 (New and 
Branch) 120 



NATION'S TOP TEN IN HOME 
DEPARTMENT ATTENDANCE 

Total Monthly Attendance for January 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), South 

Carolina .... 7,510 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Ten- 
nessee 1,620 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), North 

Carolina .... 742 

East Gadsden, Alabama .. 731 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia .... .... 625 

East Lumberton, North Carolina .... 613 

Chase, Maryland 600 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee .... 573 

Uhrichsville, Ohio .... 529 



TEN STATES HIGHEST IN HOME 
DEPARTMENTS 



South Carolina 
West Virginia 

Florida 

Ohio 

Alabama 

Tennessee 
North Carolina 

Arkansas 

Georgia 

Oklahoma 



.... 39 

.... 38 

... 32 

.... 30 

... 29 

.... 24 

.... 22 

.... 20 

.... 16 
15 



TEN HIGHEST CHURCHES IN NO. OF 

PERSONA!. VISITS BY SUNDAY SCHOOL 

WORKERS 

"Souls cost soles." Enlist your Sunday 
School workers ; n systematic and regular 
visitation. It is the Biblical method and 
it is the best way to reach people for 
Christ and the Sunday School. 

NOTE: Every Sunday School should re- 
port their visits to their State Director. 

Samoset, Florida .... 1,717 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri 520 

Miami (Mvrtle Grovel, Florida 517 

Fort Mill, South Carolina .... 500 

Detroit (Tabernacle), Michigan .... .... 487 

Griffin, Georgia 375 

Washington, D. C. 360 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia _ ... . 350 

Orlando (Fairview Shores), Florida 334 
Wilmington, Delaware .... 331 



CORRECTION! 



The South Carolina State Office has 
informed us that Greenville, (Woodside), 
South Carolina had an average of 253 
for Sunday School for the month of No- 
vember. 

Also that Greer, South Carolina had an 
average in Sunday School of 248 for the 
month of November. 



Y. P. E. 



REPORT OF NEW SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

Branch Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 42 



Average Weekly Attendance 
January 1962 
200 and Over 

Middletown (Clayton), Ohio .... 283 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio .... .... 277 

Greenville (Tremont), South Caro- 
lina 245 

Sevierville (Home for Children), Ten- 
nessee - 245 

Griffin, Georgia .... 212 

Dayton (East Fourth Street), Ohio .... 201 

150-199 

Erwin, North Carolina .... 180 

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania .... .... 175 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio .... 173 

Perry, Florida .... ... .... .... 172 

Wilmington (Fourth Street), North 

Carolina .... 166 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida 159 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 151 

Somerset, Pennsylvania .... 150 

100-149 

South Mt. Zion, Georgia ... 149 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 147 

Greer, South Carolina .... .... 145 

Anniston, Alabama .... .... 137 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio 136 

Dyersburg, Tennessee ... .... 133 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 131 

Lenoir City, Tennessee .... 130 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee 126 

Whitwell, Tennessee 126 

Fairborn, Ohio ... . ... . 124 

Brooklyn, Maryland .... 123 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Ten- 
nessee .... 122 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 121 

Vanceburg, Kentucky .... .... .... .... 120 

South Lebanon, Ohio .... .... .... 120 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama .... 118 

East Lumberton, North Carolina .... .... 117 

Rifle Range, Florida 115 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky 115 

Pineville, Kentucky .... .... 114 

Wyandotte, Michigan .... .... .... .... 114 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennesse3 .... 114 
Jacksonville (Garden City), Florida 113 
South Gastonia, North Carolina .... .... 112 

Graham, Texas .... 112 

West Flint, Michigan Ill 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida .... .... 110 

Radford, Virginia 107 



Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida .... 105 

Pasco, Washington ... — — . _ — 105 

Elkins, West Virginia ._. 105 

Trafford. Alabama _ — . — . — . 104 

Mobile (Crichton), Alabama 104 

Laurens, South Carolina .... — — _.. 102 

Austin, Indiana .... — . ._. - 101 

Dwarf, Kentucky ... . .... 100 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio .... 100 

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Plant City, Florida 99 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan — .... ... 99 

Baldwin, Georgia _ 98 

Metter, Georgia _ ... . 98 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri 98 

Lawton, Oklahoma 98 

Rock Hill, South Carolina .... _ ... 98 

Bladenboro, North Carolina 97 

Torrance, California — ... 96 

Lakeland (West), Florida 96 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida — . 96 

Humboldt, Tennessee ... ... 96 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 95 

Dayton (Richard), Ohio .... .... .... .... 95 

Franklin, Ohio _ — . 95 

Dayton, Tennessee .... _ _ 95 

Samoset, Florida .... .... 94 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida .... 94 
Savannah (Anderson Street). Georgia 94 

Willard, Ohio .... .... - 94 

Masseyline, Alabama .... 93 

Dayton (Hoover), Ohio 93 

Kelso, Washington .... 93 

Sylacauga, Alabama _ _ ._. 92 

Bartow, Florida — . — . - 92 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee ... . ... . _ 92 

Poplar, California .... _ 91 

Cocoa, Florida .... .... 90 

Washington, D. C 90 

Fairfield, California 89 

Icard, North Carolina _ 89 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohicn .... .... 89 

Greenville (Woodside), South Caro- 
lina .... .... 89 

Blackshear, Georgia 88 

Nicholls, Georgia 88 

Anderson (McDuffie Street), South 

Carolina _ ... . 88 

Christian, West V'rginia ... . .... 88 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio .... ... .... .... 87 

Gaffnev, South Carolina 87 

Charleston. West Virginia ... ..... 87 

Alma, Georgia ... ._ ... 86 

West Liberty, Kentucky .... 86 

St. Pauls, North Carolina ... ... .. 86 

Everett, Pennsylvania .... . _ ... ... 86 

Calvary, South Carolina F6 

Bristol, Tennessee .... 86 

Paris, Texas _ 85 

Princeton, West Virginia 85 

Porterville, California 84 

Pinellas Park, Florida .... — . _ 84 

Dallas. North Carolina 84 

Marion, South Carolina .... 84 

Mineral Wells, Texas 84 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 84 

Baldwin Park, California 83 

Memphis (Rosamond Avenue), Ten- 
nessee .... 83 

Geneva. Alabama 82 

Mishawaka (Milburn), Indiana 82 

Cantwell, Missouri .... .... 82 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), North Caro- 
lina 82 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 82 

Fort Worth (Riverside), Texas 82 

Santa Ana, California 81 

Oak Park, Georgia 81 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), South 

Carolina ._. 81 

Dillon, South Carolina ... 81 

Weatherford. Texas .... 81 

Maydav, Georgia 80 

Hamilton (Allstatter), Ohio 80 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 80 

Woodruff, South Carolina .... .... 80 

El Segundoi, California .... .... ._ 79 

Alva, Florida .... .... .... .... 79 

Okeechobee, Florida .... 79 

Greenville, Mississippi 79 

Patetown, North Carolina 79 

Washington, North Carolina ... . 78 

Columbia, South Carolina _ 78 

Gap Hill, South Carolina — 78 

Houston (No. 2), Texas .... .... 78 

Kenosha, Wisconsin .... _. 78 

Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), Florida .... 77 

Demorest, Georgia .... .... .... .... .... 77 

Rossville, Georgia .... 77 

Grand Rapids, Michigan .... 77 

Van Dyke, Michigan ... . __ 77 

Rouggley, Missouri 77 

Pikeville, Tennessee ... . ... . .... 77 

Brownfield, Texas _ 77 

East Gadsden, Alabama .... 76 

Fresno Temple, California .... .... ... . .... 76 

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By AVIS SWIGER 

Dear Editor: 

This is a "Youth Wants to Know" question from 
our church. 

What do you think about Christian girls wearing 
make-up to hide blemishes such as freckles? Would 
it be wrong to use bleaching cream for freckles? We 
have been told it is wrong to use liquid make-up or 
powder regardless of the cause. Can you help us? — 
V.C. 

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You young people can really ask hard questions! 
This is difficult to answer because I don't know what 
you mean by make-up. I do not approve of any make- 
up that gives a "false look" or that causes you to 
look made-up. Powder does not give you that look — 
it merely takes the shine off and gives smoothness 
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and other new eye make-up some girls use is as world- 
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I would not desire to disagree with any minister 
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freckles with powder. But why do you want to hide 
your freckles? They are most attractive! 

I know nothing about bleaching cream or its effect 
on the skin. If it has no ill effects on you, I see no 
reason to object to its use. 

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do without backsliding, but occupy yourself in work 
for the Lord. Think about what you can do and that 
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Contents 

The Revival Must Go On! 3 
Earning a Halo 4 
The Mother's Heart 6 
Honor Thy Father and Thy 
Mother, What Does It 
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Louisiana's Lee College 

Campus Invasion 

The Values of a Christian 

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Billy George 
Florence M. Hill 
James E. Adams 



Bennie Surprises Mother 

"Mad" Christians 

Is TV Wise or Otherwise? 

Summer Witness Teams 

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REVIVAL 



GOON! 



MUST 



By Billy George 



£-^HE REVIVAL MUST go on! 
* / This is the prayer and aim of over 500 stu- 

^_y dents who had a part in the Spring Revival 
at Lee College, March 4-11. 

Two outstanding Church of God ministers, the Rev- 
erend Cecil B. Knight and the Reverend W. Edwin 
Tull, preached messages which brought a spiritual 
peak to the largest second semester enrollment in the 
history of Lee. Brother Tull has been the pastor at 
Milford, Delaware, since 1945. Brother Knight is the 
National Sunday School and Youth Director. 

Thirty students testified that they received the bap- 
tism of the Holy Ghost and many claimed to be saved 
and sanctified. Many who had been seeking God's will 
for their lives found direction during the revival. Ob- 
servers were heard to remark, "This is the greatest 
revival here in a decade!" 

Much of the success of the revival may be attributed 
to President Ray H. Hughes. For weeks in advance, 
he encouraged prayer on behalf of the meeting. He 
counseled personally with young people before the re- 
vival. Every effort was made to publicize the meeting 
to encourage townspeople to attend. 

Now with the closing of school drawing near, the 
students are determined that the revival must go on. 
A twenty-four hour prayer chain has been formed 
and will continue until the end of school. 

More than fifty of the students will join the sum- 
mer witness team program in cooperation with the 
National Youth Department and labor throughout the 
summer attempting to start new churches in several 
States. Witness teams will carry the revival fires to 
Mexico, the Bahama Islands, Trinidad, and other 
places outside the United States in summer missions 
work. 

Preachers who will be graduated from the Bible Col- 
lege this year will also spread the flame ignited by 
the revival. The churches where they will conduct re- 
vivals and new pastorates will feel the effects of this 
flame. 

The vast majority of students will return to their 
local churches with new zeal and purpose in serving 
God. As they find summer employment, they will do 
their part to keep the revival going in their own 
churches. 

The effect of the revival can best be evaluated by 
the testimonies of those who had a part in it. 

Jim Hubbard, a Bible College junior who trans- 



ferred this year from Bob Jones College, makes su- 
perior grades in his subjects. He said of the revival. 
"As students, we often strive so diligently to become 
scholars that we fail to give the proper attention to 
spiritual things. The revival we have experienced at 
Lee has restored the necessary balance between study 
and personal communion with Christ." He pointed out 
that this "balance" is one of the features which makes 
Lee the exceptional school that it is. 

THE REVEREND DURAN Palmertree, a 
teacher in Bible College, told what the revival did for 
him. "Two aspects of my Christian life were brought 
into clearer focus. One was that I saw the need of 
more intense devotion to the study of God's Word. The 
Scriptures need to be searched in order that they may 
search our lives. I suppose the second facet was an 
outgrowth of the first, and it was the need for dedi- 
cated devotion to God and His kingdom." 

The outstanding musical program, featuring songs 
by the campus choir under the direction of A. T. 
Humphries, was complimented by many. One student 
remarked, "The music was as great a blessing as the 
preaching. God was in it all!" 

A Baptist youth from Cleveland, Dale Huff, is en- 
rolled in the Junior College. He plans to graduate 
next year, then go to another college and seminary in 
preparation for foreign missions work. Dale testified 
that he could not measure the blessing that he re- 
ceived. He stated, "I was drawn to a closer walk with 
God than I have ever experienced. A flame was lighted 
in my heart that I hope will spread through my wit- 
ness and Christian service." 

The morning lectures by Brother Tull were the 
highlight of the revival for Sue McGhee, piano major, 
who is accompanist for the school choirs. "He made 
us realize more than ever before that living for God 
is a pleasure. The Christian experience is uplifting and 
uplooking, not downcast." Sue said she had heard the 
revival compared with outstanding camp meetings and 
revivals of the past here at Lee. "But," she continued, 
"I think it can best be compared with the great re- 
vivals we read about in Moody and Finney's time." 

Doris Dennison, who was valedictorian of the high 

school last year and who plans to go with a team 

to Trinidad this summer, gave this testimony: "Our 

evangelists constantly stressed the need of the bap- 

( Continued on page 24) 



3 



EARNING 




m 



JUST THEN JOHN WALKED THROUGH 
THE LIVING ROOM TOWARD THEM HIS 
FACE WAS UNREADABLE 



ARY HAD KNOWN for 
some time that their Gold- 
en Rule plan wasn't going 
to work. Lucy's pricking words 
cinched it. She watched her neigh- 
bor hurry back across the road to 
her house. Then, picking up the 
last potato to peel, she turned to 
look out the window at the rolling 
vineyards which stretched out in 
the late sunshine toward the hazy 
purple mountains. 

She was unable to remember 
which incident had sealed this 
knowledge in her mind. Maybe it 
was the disappearance of their fin- 
est chickens after feeding the last 
man who had come to their door, 
or the young man who had stared 
boldly at her. Well, John had taken 
care of him in a hurry. Other 
things had happened too — none of 
them pleasing. Her vexation was 
increased at John's unperturbed 
acceptance of these insults to their 
goodness and hospitality. 

Suddenly, the tall old man she 
had given a harbor to for a night 
flashed into her mind. He came 
late one night. John wasn't home 
yet, so she handed him a blanket 
and showed him the empty, clean 
chicken coop. She remembered the 
man's eyes, as they were so young 
and laughing. Strange, he had dis- 
appeared before morning. 

Mary pushed the potato and 
ham dish into the oven and closed 
the door as the truck rolled into the 
yard and stopped. She could hear 
voices, and she moaned softly as 
John stepped into the kitchen 
alone. 

"Honey, I've a guy along for sup- 
per. Okay?" He bent his head close 
to Mary's and the rays from the 
setting sun caught both bright 
heads in a shaft of brilliance. He 
opened the door and beckoned the 
stranger in. 

"Bruce, this is Mrs. Justine." The 



By Florence M. Hill 



hot feeling in Mary's heart melted 
a little as she noticed the strang- 
er's fine dark eyes, in spite of his 
shaggy appearance. Mary smiled a 
little. 

He bowed, "I'm glad to know 
you," he said, his words falling 
clear and low. 

John showed him the washroom, 
then turned to Mary and said, "I 
picked him up just outside of El- 
Cajon. He's down on his luck. Let's 
ask him to stay for the night. It 
will be easier for him to get a 
job." 

Mary braced herself. "Do we need 
to go so far to help people, John? 
No one else we know does. Besides, 
Lucy complained of our encour- 
aging tramps by feeding them. She 
said we'd have every tramp in the 
country heading our way. We do 
have to think of our neighbors, 
John." 

"Which neighbor, Mary?" Sud- 
denly he looked humble. "Maybe 
I've carried it too far sometimes. 
It makes more work for you I know. 
But we did plan to help the ones 
that come to us, didn't we, Hon?" 

"But do we have to carry it so 
far?" Mary hated the sound of her 
tart voice. 

John answered gravely, "Yes, we 
do," then tweaked her chin. But 
she had caught the look of dis- 
appointment in his blue eyes before 
he turned to go. 

Mary set the plates 

down on the bare oilcloth with a 
click. Calling Drue and Ellen in, 
she placed them in their chairs. 
She put the steaming food down 
on the table and called, "Supper is 
ready." 

John looked in surprise at the 
table without a tablecloth. As she 
asked the blessing, Mary peeked at 
the stranger, whose head was 
bowed. 

She avoided meeting John's gaze 



A HALO 



The mother of a family learns the real way to earn a halo — that 
giving is better than receiving. 



during the quiet meal. This was 
one time she wasn't going to go 
along with him. They'd had enough, 
even if he didn't know it yet! 

After supper, she put the chil- 
dren to bed. As she left the kitch- 
en, she knew John was watching 
her for a little sign of relenting. 
But she stubbornly turned her head. 
Both little girls were tucked in, 
waiting with clasped hands and 
expectant smiles to say their 
prayers. She knelt beside them and 
automatically repeated an old fa- 
vorite, then kissed each little nose 
before turning out the light as she 
left the room. 

She picked up an unfinished lit- 
tle dress and walked into the little 
sun room off the living room and 
sat down. Bruce was saying, "It 
seems as though everything I tried 
had a jinx tied to it until nothing 
was right." His voice had a ragged 
edge. 

Mary lowered her sewing to lis- 
ten. John thumbed the thin leaves 
of his Bible slowly. 

Bruce went on, "Mother brought 
me up on that Book. I've grown so 
far away." His voice trailed. "A man 
makes a choice like picking the 
road that looks most interesting 
without looking to the end. Then 
i results aren't what he thought 
they'd be." His face shadowed as 
| he tiredly studied his own words. 

"Bruce — could this be the place 
you 'turn' on that road you've been 
traveling?" John's voice was ten- 
der. Bruce's head was bent, the un- 
trimmed hair falling forward. His 
voice was low. 

"What do you do? How do you 
make the turn?" 

"You believe I'm your friend?" 
John asked. Bruce nodded. 

"Receive Jesus Christ the same 
way. As we believe and receive 
Him, we shall receive the witness 
in ourselves. Take Him for your 



Friend and Saviour, Bruce." 

"Is it really that easy?" His eyes 
searched John's face. 

"It is." John's manner and sim- 
ple logic were reassuring, Mary 
thought. She could hear John pray- 
ing earnestly with Bruce — her John. 
She wiped the tears from her 
cheeks. Folding the little dress 
neatly, she placed it in her sewing 
cabinet. That stranger in the living 
room with John was finding a new 
start, a new way of life, well, so 
was she. Their plan to help people 
had been fine and John had known 
it all along. When they had been 
taken advantage of and their hos- 
pitality had been treated without 
respect, she had been so let down, 
even ready to quit. She thought of 
Lucy's complaint. Lucy's life was 
so dried up with lack of warmth 
and interest that she wouldn't have 
anything to offer any wayfarer 
that came along. Mary shivered at 
the prospect of growing like that. 
They had so much to give! It was 
wonderful to be on this side of the 
fence instead of the other. 

"It is more blessed to give, than 
to receive," she whispered, the tears 
starting anew. 

She got ready for 

bed, planning to tell John, but fell 
asleep waiting for him. 

The next morning, Mary served 
breakfast while the two men talked 
happily. 

"Bruce, if you don't find a job 
come back and let us know. Maybe 
we can help you find one." Mary 
flashed her winning smile! 

"Thank you very much," Bruce 
said with a grateful smile. 

"I'll take you to a couple of 
places this morning," John said. He 
kissed Mary, turning to smile at 
her again as he shut the door. 

Mary polished windows and mir- 
rors. About two, she bathed and 
changed into a soft blue dress. She 



walked into the little flowered sun 
room, her favorite retreat. As she 
sank down into the big chair facing 
her 'mountain window' little Drue 
and Ellen trudged in and climbed 
up alongside her. She just sat and 
looked and rested. Bending her 
head close to theirs, she whispered, 
'Thank you, Lord." Both little girls 
nestled their heads on her sleepily. 

"Come on, girls, nap time. First 
one there gets a cookie." Just then 
John walked through the living 
room toward them. His face was 
unreadable. 

"You lost faith in helping others, 
didn't you, Mary?" His voice was 
gentle. 

"Well — maybe. But it's restored." 
Mary looked up at John. "Plus I've 
learned a lesson, too." John raised 
his brows. Mary talked on, "I was 
feeling pretty good. I thought the 
plan we'd agreed on to do the 
things we could for others was so 
fine — well, I'd arranged a halo over 
us." 

An understanding smile slid over 
John's face. "I didn't realize any- 
thing like that was hanging over 
me," he said, chuckling at the idea. 
Mary was solemn. "If we give, I 
believe we are the real receivers." 

"Honey, I'm glad you understand 
that," John said, "so many people 
never do!" 





By James E. Adams 



^-|HE MOTHER'S heart is the child's schoolroom." 
" / "Men are what their mothers make them." 
«^_>/ These thoughts — not of mothers but — of their 
sons, Henry Ward Beecher and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 
reveal the importance both men attached to maternal 
influence. Did love bias them and cause them to 
exaggerate? Perhaps we can get a clue from mothers 
themselves. 

Early in 1959, *Christianity Today asked a number 
of mothers, "What are the chief concerns of a Chris- 
tian mother who seeks to maintain a happy and 
dedicated home life amid Nuclear and Space Age 
tensions?" 

Mrs. Edward L. R. Elson, wife of the minister of 
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., re- 
plied, "My chief concern as a mother has been in- 
creasingly that each child should achieve that inner 
poise which comes only from an understanding of his 
own individual worth and of a life purpose which 
God has for him . . ." 



THE MOTHER'S 

HEART 



Mrs. Billy Graham, wife of the world-renowed evan- 
gelist, wrote, "In the Scriptures God has plainly staked 
out the course for Christian mothers . . . We have the 
Guidebook, and we have the Guide — the rest is up to 
us. It will involve pruning from our lives anything 
that would tend to divert us from this main purpose." 

And Mrs. Herman E. Eberhardt, wife of the director 
of the Central Union Mission in Washington and 
"Mother of the Year" for the District of Columbia, 
answered, "A Space Age mother needs to keep her feet 
on the ground and her heart in the heavenlies . . ." 

Beecher and Emerson were right. These dedicated 
and devout women have for a brief moment with- 
drawn the veil from that citadel of determination and 
purpose, that chapel of tenderness and love, that 
schoolroom of influence and example— the mother's 
heart. 

Implied and revealed in their words are the moth- 
er's primary responsibilities — to God, her primary 
textbook — the Bible, and her primary task — nurturing 
her children in the knowledge of the Lord. These 
attributes and aims of mothers have inspired their 
children to join the halls of fame and mark the pages 
of history. 

John Ruskin said, "I owe to my mother resolutely 
consistent lessons which so exercised me in the Scrip- 
tures as to make every word of them familiar to my 
ear in habitual music. This she effected, not by her 
own sayings or personal authority, but simply by com- 
pelling me to read the Bible thoroughly for myself." 

Mrs. Mary Ball Washington, widowed mother of our 
country's first President, developed spiritual strength 
and purpose in her son through family prayers and 
Scripture reading twice a day. George Washington be- 
came a diligent reader of the Bible: it is said his 
custom was to go to his library at four o'clock in the 
morning for his devotions. 

In almost identical words John Wesley, Abraham 
Lincoln, and Dwight L. Moody gave their mothers 
credit for their accomplishments in life. 

Surely a great cloud of witnesses — mothers of past 
ages — join with Mrs. Elson, Mrs. Graham, and Mrs. 
Eberhardt — representing godly Nuclear and Space Age 
mothers — in desiring that we find peace, poise and 
purpose in God and in His Word. Let us heed this 
quiet, yet insistent cry from man's first school- 
room, his mother's heart. 



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"HONOR THY FATHER AND THV MOTHER" 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN? 



By Grace V. Watkins 




E WERE SITTING around the campfire, six 
of us teen-agers, with our counselors, Mr. and 
Mrs. Davidson. Vespers was just over. The 
songs, sung to the accompaniment of Chuck's guitar, 
had faded into silence. Then in the companionship of 
woods, light wind and campfire glow, we talked about 
things close to every heart — just what is meant by the 
Christ-centered life, how to know God's will for your 
life, how to be sure you've found the right life partner. 

The talk drifted to the Ten Commandments. Sud- 
denly, Betty asked, "The one that has me sort of 
puzzled is about honoring your father and mother. 
Just what does that mean?" 

The rest of us had wondered about that command- 
ment, too. In the shadows of the campfire we really 
talked about points like these: Should a teen-ager 
always do what Mom and Dad request? Should they 
always accede to their wishes? What's the Christian 
slant when you don't agree with your parents? What 
should you do when your viewpoint is directly op- 
posite to theirs? Is it wrong to criticize them to oth- 
ers or to criticize them in your own mind? Is it wrong 
to be irritated at what they say or do? Should you 
discuss your parents with your friends, compare 
notes, or go over problems? When you feel resentful, 
is it wrong to blame Mom and Dad for what they 
haven't done for you, or for what they have done to 
you? What about keeping things from them? 

We discussed and discussed. When it was time to 
put out the fire and roll up in blankets, we'd "set- 
tled" quite a few points, even though not everybody 
agreed on every one of the conclusions. 

"Honor thy father and thy mother" means a lot 
more, we decided, than merely thinking Mom and 
Dad are the best ever. Actions and words count, but 



so do attitudes and emotional sets. 

Do what Mom and Dad request? That's a rough 
problem. We decided, if you have Christian parents, 
the answer's pretty much yes. But when a knotty 
situation comes along, then talk it over calmly in two- 
way talk and work out a compromise. 

The big thing, we agreed, is the spirit in which these 
discussions are held — with fairness, love, and kindness 
shining all the way through. Consideration for the 
other side, willingness to try to see how the other 
side feels, a sincere desire to reach a decision that 
both parents and teen-ager will be happy about is 
important. 

The same goes for "Should I always obey Mom and 
Dad?" If you're sure that they don't quite understand 
the situation, family conclaves rate a gold star. But 
to "keep still and then sneak off and do the opposite 
of what Mom and Dad want" is just plain thumbs 
down. 

No GIRL OR FELLOW IS going to agree 
with parents 100 per cent of the time. Mom and Dad 
wouldn't want it that way. But those sessions where 
girl or fellow yells, gets violent, calls Mom and Dad 
fossils or killjoys or dopes, shouts that they don't have 
a speck of love in them, that sort of thing is juvenile 
and certainly breaks the commandment about honor- 
ing them. 

If Dad makes a crack or two about how "you're 
too young to know up from down" or "you really 
don't know what life is!" So what? If it makes him 
happy and makes him feel important to say it, then 
let him say it. And smilingly say, "I know, Dad, you've 

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LOUISIANA'S 

LEE COLLEGE CAMPUS 

INVASION 



BV FLOYD D. CAREY, JR. 

YOUTH DIRECTOR 



"Are you Dreft-ing: along with the Tide? Duz your body beg for Lesstoil 
and would you like to Add Sparkel to your life? Vel, it's time to Cheer 
up, for I have news for you. The Trend of the day is to Breeze away on 
the Car Caravan to Cleveland. Oh, I know that some of you Woodbury 
your eyes and cry that you can't go but you need Ajax-ing up. If I were 
you, I'd Dash like a Comet to the near-by store and get a cake of good 
"ole" Palmolive soap and come out Spic and Span and answer the SOS 
call of Brother Carey to enlist in this great caravan. This is not a big 
bunch of Bab-O or a lot of silly P & G, don't go Dutch for a Kleanser 
College, but go to Lee. Up at Lee, you'll meet Mr. Clean and after a few 
years of study you'll return and Praise and Pride will be yours. You'll 
be floating on the Super-Suds of life, like as on the wings of a Dove, 
enthronged by Ivory palace walls, wearing Cashmere, carrying Boquets 
of Charm and with Gold Dust filling your pockets and that will be Life- 
buoy. Don't trust your Lux to get you there, but Dial your youth director 
today and make your plans sure." (Miss Marie Johnston) 



This catchy commercial was used 
at one of our regional Lee College 
Campus Invasion kick-off banquets. 
After the kick-off, it side-stepped 
all opposition and went the distance 
for a touchdown. In case you are 
not familiar with football language, 
it means that our young people 
accepted this unique invitation to 
visit Lee College and that over 90 
clean delegates from Louisiana 
went on the invasion. 

Last year, on the morning of 
April 29th, 80 delegates from our 
state were "eyewitnesses to history." 
The only Louisiana Diamond Jubi- 



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lee Car Caravan to Cleveland that 
would ever be recorded in the his- 
tory of the Church of God had 
been observed. However, each year 
presents a new challenge and of- 
fers new opportunities. The Dia- 
mond Jubilee Car Caravan laid 
the foundation for, and created 
interest in, The Louisiana Lee Col- 
lege Campus Invasion — March 1, 
2, 3. 

Young people who participated 
in the invasion enjoyed many 
thrilling activities and endearing 
experiences. Among them were: A 
round trip journey of around 1,400 
miles that took them on a scenic 
tour through four different states; 
the adventure of spending two 
nights in the dormitories at Lee 
College; a guided tour through the 
Church of God International Head- 
quarters and Publishing House; 
plus one full day of thrilling activi- 
ties on the campus of Lee College. 

Our state student attendance to 
Lee has more than tripled since 
our Car Caravan last year. Visita- 
tion to Lee College is a vital point 
of contact for prospective students, 
a medium to hold and encourage 
youth and an excellent program to 
create denominational knowledge 
and pride. Louisiana's Lee College 
Campus Invasion was a joyous ac- 
tivity for Louisiana youth. 



FRED 
BASS 

As I entered the 
campus at Lee Col- 
lege, along with 
Christian friends 
from Louisiana, I began to receive 
a warm welcome from the students 
and the faculty. This made me 
interested in learning more about 
my church college. I toured the 
classrooms and was blessed to see 
how the teachers and students, so 
interestingly, worked together to 
achieve their goals through prayer 
and study. I was inspired very 
much by the way the Christian 
young people participated in wit- 
nessing about Christ in jails, on 
the street and from door to door. 
I feel that the Pioneers for Christ 
Club, that is so well trained by 





Christian teachers and leaders at 
Lee College, can be credited for 
many people throughout the coun- 
try accepting Jesus Christ as their 
Saviour. After being around this 
wonderful atmosphere for several 
days, I feel inspired to be an even 
better Christian and to work harder 
for the cause of Christ while it 
is still day. 



BILLY 

REESE 

JOHNSTON 

To me, our visit 
to Lee College was 
a very enjoyable 
and informative 
event. The Christian atmosphere 
and the friendliness that prevailed 
were outstanding and challenging 
to me as a prospective college stu- 
dent. I was especially impressed 
with the sportsmanship that was 
displayed as we Louisiana boys 
played the college basketball team. 
I believe it will be worth every ef- 
fort to be able to attend Lee Col- 
lege. 



DEBBIE 
MCMANUS 

Louisiana Day at 
Lee will always be 
a memorable one 
for me, as I learned 
the true spirit of the greatest 
school on earth. We were given 
a warm welcome by everyone, in- 
cluding the faculty. The day's ac- 
tivities: the visit to the classes, 
the ball game, the operetta and 
the banquet will long be remem- 
bered. The banquet with the theme 
"On the Bayou," which is so typi- 
cal of Louisiana and the fine food 
that was served, made us feel very 
much at home. The spiritual in- 
spiration I received from the oper- 
etta, "Souls at the Center," writ- 
ten and produced by Brother 
Roosevelt Miller, helped me to real- 
ize the great importance of wit- 
nessing for Christ. With great 
pride I am looking forward to at- 
tending Lee. 






SHERRY 

WHEAT 

Louisiana's Lee 
College Campus 
Invasion was truly 
the success it was 
meant to be. One can never know 
the importance of promoting our 
college unless he has visited it. 
Lee College has long been my goal 
and the recent caravan has really 
inspired me to work harder to ob- 
tain it. I know God will stand by 
anyone who desires to reach such 
an important goal. 



ROBERT 
KENDALL 

Being a Chris- 
tian teen-ager 
means more to me 
■A " n than all the pleas- 
ures of this world or anything that 
sin has to offer. On our trip to 
Lee College, it thrilled my heart 
to see other young people who 
loved God and were preparing 
themselves for faithful Christian 
service. The young people at Lee 
are dedicated and pray daily that 
souls will be won to the Lord. This 
trip helped me to realize the need 
of preparation for winning souls 
and the need for Christian service 
right now. 



CHARLEACE 
HINTON 

I considered it a 
great privilege as 
d i d the other 
» young people from 
Louisiana, to tour Lee College. The 
college students are so friendly and 
there is such a warm atmosphere 
that you feel at home the moment 
you arrive. It would be one's own 
fault to feel like a stranger in such 
a friendly place. The students as 
well as the workers and teachers 
have a Christian attitude that you 
like to see in people. I was greatly 
inspired by this trip, and I hope 
to be at Lee as a student in the 
near future 




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WHY SUPPORT A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, 

LAYMAN? 

WHY ATTEND A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, 
YOUNG PERSON? 

WHY SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO A 
CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, PARENT? 



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VALUES 

OF a 

CHRISTIAN 

COLLEGE 



WHY SUPPORT A CHRISTIAN 
COLLEGE, LAYMAN? 

By Margie M. Mixon 

A BALANCED CHURCH pro- 
// gram is imperative today. 
-S* Within this balanced pro- 
gram, the educational side must be 
given its rightful place. We are 
told in the Scriptures that "Jesus 
increased in wisdom and stature, 
and in favor with God and man." 
To overlook the training of youth- 
ful minds today is to invite a lop- 
sided church program of tomor- 
row. 

With more young people enrol- 
ling in college today than ever be- 
fore in history, the Christian col- 
lege deserves special attention. And 
unless laymen wake up and come 
to the rescue and support of the 
small Christian college, more of 
them will be compelled to close 
their doors. 

If any church is to be a grow- 
ing church, qualified leaders must 
help promote that growth. No in- 
stitution is a better training ground 
for good leaders than a Christian 
school. Each church should be vi- 
tally interested in encouraging its 
young people to attend Lee College. 

Layman, you can't go wrong in 
supporting a Christian college. Per- 
haps, you do not have any children 
who will one day be attending col- 
lege, but in lending your support 
to promote education in a Chris- 
tian environment, you are helping 
promote God's kingdom on earth 
— and a balanced church program. 

Church of God layman — lend all 
the support possible to your church 



school — Lee College — "God's School 
for God's Business." 



WHY ATTEND A CHRISTIAN 
COLLEGE, YOUNG PERSON? 

By James R. Winters 

JAM TAKING for granted 
that you are already aware 
of the tremendous upsurge in 
college enrollments, even though 
facilities are extremely over- 
crowded. However, we should also 
be made conscious of the alarm- 
ing drop-out ratio. 

With this in mind, scholastically 
speaking, any accredited college 
will offer you what you need at 
a comparatively equal cost. But 
what college will offer you a 
wholesome environment, steering, 
counseling, and motivating you to 
individual capacity achievements 
while being surrounded by masses 
of other success seeking individ- 
uals? 

The big question one must ask is, 
"How important am I to the school 
of my choice?" It is in this field 
of individual interest, that I be- 
lieve the Christian college surpass- 
es non-Christian colleges. 

In the Christian college, merit- 
ing the title only because it is a 
Christ-centered College, the indi- 
vidual is all important. This is true 
because Christ was and is the 
"Champion of the individual." 

By virtue of Christ being the 
center of a Christian college, then 
we can say that a Christian col- 
lege is the champion of the in- 



dividual. You, are important in a 
Christian school. Following are 
some more advantages, among the 
numerous, of the Christian college: 

(1) Students and staff depend on 
divine guidance for additional as- 
sistance in acheiving higher learn- 
ing potentials. 

i2) Education includes not only 
secular but also religion. 

(3) Chapel Services, train the 
soul to worship while the mind is 
in its learning environments. 

(4) Clubs and extra-curricular 
activities not only stimulate indi- 
vidual interests and personality 
growth but embrace the all im- 
portant factor of interest in oth- 
ers. Many clubs without Christ- 
centered principles become breed- 
ing piaces for selfishness, jealousy, 
hatred, immorality, greed, and so- 
cial barriers and such. However, 
in a Christian college, principles 
combat against such. 

(5) Athletic program is student- 
centered rather than commercial- 
ized to any degree of disrespect 
for good moral and health stand- 
ards. 

(6) Housing is extensively super- 
vised so as to protect personal 
property and purity as well as the 
influence of a Christian and scru- 
pulous institution. 

(7) Instructors are professional 
men and women who are not only 
dedicated to their field of study 
but also to God. 

By virtue of its category and the 
power embodied in the derivatives 
of that association, a Christian col- 
lege is a champion of the individ- 
ual in full regards to his mind, 
body, and soul. For your sake, you 
should choose a Christian college. 



WHY SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO A 
CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, PARENT? 

By James A. Stephens 

<^-y HE CHRISTIAN influence 
" / on one's family does not 
*^/ necessarily end with the 
teen-age nor at the high school 
level; but, can easily continue into 
the college and adult life. Thus, in 
times like these, I feel that be- 
nevolent parents should be very 
concerned and assist their children 
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Bennie Surprises Mother 

By Alice Whitson Norton 

How I wish we had a pretty yard, like the ones on Chestnut 
Street!" sighed Bennie's mother, as she sat down on the front steps 
to rest after supper. "Seems like, with the sewing and the baby 
to look after, I never have any time for outdoor work. With your 
father working so hard all day, he can't be expected to work in 
the yard evenings." 

Bennie was only six years old, but he was a very thoughtful 
boy. When his mother began talking, he stopped bouncing his ball 
on the walk and stood looking at the weed-grown plot of ground 
about the door. 

It certainly was not pretty to look at as it was; but stooping, 
Bennie saw that under the weeds the grass was thick and green. 

"Maybe I could pull up the weeds, Mama," he said presently. 

"I'm afaid they are too tight in the ground for my little boy to 
pull," answered Bennie's mother, "but perhaps I can get a day off 
soon, and you may help me by taking care of baby while I pull 
them." 

Just then baby awoke and gave a little cry which sent Bennie's 
mother hurrying inside. After a moment, Bennie laid his ball on 
the steps and began pulling weeds. 

He did not pull them as most persons would have done, by clear- 
ing a spot and then moving on to another, but he pulled a big weed 
here and there as if he was just thinning them out. 

He worked until dark, and how his small arms ached from the 
strain. Then he carried all the uprooted weeds away and threw 
them into the alley. He went indoors where his mother sat rocking 
the baby, and said he was tired of play. 

The next evening after school he did the same thing, and the 
next day again. Some of the weeds were so old and tough that it 
was all his young arms could do to pull them from the stony earth. 
But at last every weed was gone, and Bennie, sitting on the steps, 
viewed his work with pride. 

Mrs. McNabb, Bennie's mother, had been too busy for several 
days to sit on the steps, and if she had glanced out of the window 
she would have failed to see the work going on, as the weeds had 
been pulled so gradually. As Bennie sat looking proudly at his handi- 
work, his mother joined him. 

"How did you do it without Mother knowing, Bennie?" she asked, 
putting a loving arm about Bennie's shoulder. 

Bennie laughed. "I just did it by bits until they were all gone, 
Mama," he said, "I wanted to surprise you big 'cause you thought 
I was too little to pull them for you." And that is how Bennie hap- 
pened to make a place for the red geraniums. 




GENDREAU 



CHILDREN'S PAGE 



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MAD CHRISTIANS 



/\ T LEAST THREE individ- 

// uals are mentioned in the 

_Xv New Testament who were 

called "mad" — each for a different 

reason. 

The Lord Jesus Christ was called 
"mad" because He spoke of His 
Cross. "Therefore doth my Father 
love me, because I lay down my 
life, that I might take it again. 
No man taketh it from me, but 
I lay it down of myself. I have 
power to lay it down, and I have 
power to take it again. This com- 
mandment have I received of my 
Father. There was a division there- 
fore again among the Jews for 
these sayings. And many of them 
said, He hath a devil, and is mad; 
why hear ye Him?" 

The world neither understands 
nor will it have the Cross of Christ 
today. Anyone who preaches or 
teaches the "way of the Cross" is 
likely to be called "mad" — or at 
least "crazy about religion." If his 
Lord was so termed, should he be 
surprised if this is so? Paul dis- 
covered this tendency in his day, 
and declared, "We preach Christ 
crucified, unto the Jews a stum- 
blingblock, and unto the Greeks 
foolishness" (1 Cor. 1:23). 

Men of the world, and some un- 
faithful preachers, would reduce 



the great and glorious Christian 
faith to a mere code of ethics. They 
would limit it to their own inter- 
pretation of the Sermon on the 
Mount. They dislike the idea of 
the Cross — yet by cutting out the 
old rugged Cross, they have left 
man powerless to rise higher than 
himself. And a religion that has 
lost its power is valueless for the 
salvation of anyone. It is a crimi- 
nal thing deliberately to mar a 
railroad track and cause a wreck; 
it is a terrible crime for one de- 
liberately to wreck the Cross-high- 
way to heaven and cause human 
souls to be wrecked and lost for 
eternity. 

Paul was called "mad" because 
he preached and proclaimed the 
Resurrection of his Lord. When he 
declared, before Festus and Agrip- 
pa, "that Christ should suffer, and 
that he should be the first that 
should rise from the dead" (Acts 
26:23), it was Festus who exclaimed, 
"Paul, thou art beside thyself; 
much learning doth make thee 
mad." 

Only a short time before, the 
world had said concerning this 
same Paul, "He is a babbler" — he 
knows nothing except small bits 
of information, "scraps" which he 
picks up here and there. 



How impossible it is to please 
the world! First, it accuses the 
great apostle Paul of knowing noth- 
ing, then it accuses him of know- 
ing too much! Yet, how fearlessly 
Paul proclaimed the Resurrection 
of his Lord on every occasion. 

Do we tell others about His Res- 
urrection today? Are we considered 
"mad" because of our zeal in this 
respect? Can we truly say, "I know 
that my Redeemer liveth"? Do we 
know it — personally? 

A B O Y WAS once 
asked, "How do you know that 
Christ rose from the dead?" and he 
answered, "Because I spent half 
an hour with Him this morning." 
Have we this same kind of proof? 
We may have this experience, as 
Christ, the risen Lord dwells in us 
by His Spirit. But it requires one 
thing: a sincere willingness to go 
God's way, to turn our feet and 
walk with Him in spite of what 
the world may say. In spite, even, 
of being termed "crazy about re- 
ligion." 

The third "mad" person men- 
tioned is a girl named Rhoda. The 
interesting account is found in the 
twelfth chapter of Acts and in the 
fifteenth verse, Miss Rhoda is called 
"mad" because she believed that 
God answered prayer! But is it 
madness to believe such a thing, 
today? Can we give real proof from 
our own experience? Is God an- 
swering our prayers today and 
everyday — is He stepping right into 



By Chester Shuler 



your life and mine and doing things 
that only God can do? 

The greatest thing about an- 
swered prayer lies in the fact that 
it is another proof that a humble 
believer down here on earth is in 
vital touch with the living, all- 
powerful God in Heaven above! 

Let us be thankful for "mad" 
Christians in the dark world and 
day in which we live. They are the 
salt of the earth. 



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By Evelyn Pickering 




s 



HAS TV BECOME A BEAST 
OR A BLESSING? 



OMETIME AGO, MY HUSBAND and I visited in the home of 
ones very dear to our heart. For weeks this trip had been planned, 
and we looked forward with eager anticipation to a period of 
quiet fellowship with these we loved and longed to see. We were cer- 
tainly given a warm and hearty welcome, but the hours of quietness 
were few and far between. 

Before breakfast the TV was loudly blaring, then until near midnight 
a western, detective, or similar program was seldom missed. If an at- 
tempt was made at conversation, fingers were often placed on the lips 
to indicate quietness, with a demanding "Sh-h." Our meals were all eaten 
with television. The children and grown-ups stretched their necks to 
see, often so interested that food reached the nose instead of the mouth. 
The Blessing was asked with Jolly Jim or other characters noisily ad- 
vertising their products. 

The youngsters in this home seldom played alone or entertained them- 
selves for even a short period of time without the blast of television. 
The appealing ads and jingles glorifying liquor and tobacco were quickly 
learned by the small fry, and the school-agers knew each performer 
by name or the sound of their voice. When TV entertainers become better 
known to our youngsters than men of history or Bible characters, it is 
time to ask seriously, "Is TV wise or otherwise?" 

With due respect to Captain Kangaroo and other "little folk" enter- 
tainers, I earnestly inquire, "What part do parents and grandparents 
play in the home today?" Is it out of style to tell bedtime stories, or 
old-fashioned to cradle a sleepy head in loving arms and softly croon, 
"Jesus loves me, this I know"? In childhood days, I listened with wide- 
eyed interest when my elders told inspiring stories. They not only were 
a source of educational value but were words to live by (or die by, if 
necessary). I accepted the heart-warming experiences of their past in 
childlike faith, and in later years, this knowledge was a means by which 
many weighty problems were solved. How many TV characters give advice 
that will sustain our offspring in a time of spiritual need? 

Please don't misunderstand me, I like television in its rightful place, 
but if it becomes more important than family life the boundary line 
has definitely been over-stepped. Loved ones have a sacred position to 
fulfill in the lives of our youngsters that can never be accomplished 
by TV entertainers. 

If television destroys the "quiet hour" of devotion and companionship 
in the home, it has ceased to be wise and can most certainly be classed 
as otherwise. This is a serious problem confronting America today. Seven 
out of eight homes have sets, and the things that are seen on TV affect 
the lives of practically every adult and child of our country. Television, 
instead of God, could ultimately become ruler in the hearts and homes 
of America if this problem isn't solved with wisdom and earnest prayer. 



IS TV WISE 



orTOTHERWISE? 



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CARRIBEAN 

Left to Right — Louise Jenkins, Doris Dennlson, Bonnie 
Lambert, Eddie McGhee, Brenda Yates, Howard Conine. 
Teresa Peters. Gerald Johnson, Erllne Philips, Karen Lily, 
Elaine Price, M. I. Joseph. 



On Tuesday, March 13, over sixty Lee College students met at the 
Church of God General Headquarters Chapel to hear the final discussion 
on their summer work. This was the third meeting. Most of these young 
people had made their final commitment to spend the summer at work 
for God. Many of them had already received the required permission 
from their parents. As the teams' members were read and sponsors were 
announced an air of excitement filled their hearts. They began to view 
with enthusiasm their field of labor for the summer. 

The teams were placed under the supervision of directors and sponsors, 
with Cecil B. Knight and Donald S. Aultman of the National Sunday 
School and Youth Department and Ray H. Hughes and Charles Beach 
of Lee College supervising and co-ordinating the program. The work of 
the directors is advance planning* training and field supervision. The 
sponsors will be on the scene during the invasion effort. 



SALT LAKE CITY 

Left to Right: 

Front Row — Robert Blackaby, Mary Mar- 
garet Holdman, Lockie Byrd Eller, 
Betty Robblns, Mrs. Ronnie Ducroq, 
Linda Johnson, Darlene Swanson, Mar- 
jorie Johnson 

Back Row — Hershel Gammlll, Don Hurst, 
Leonard Walls, Ronnie Ducroq 



NEW YORK CITY 
Left to Right— Mary Core, Gall Mefford, 
Wanda Blackaby, Peggy Richardson, 
Archie Miller 




CHOSEN AND COMMISSIONED 

BY DONALD S. AULTMAN 



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On March 26, the Witness Teams were commissioned to go on the field 
as ambassadors and witnesses for Jesus Christ. Reverend James A. Cross, 
General Overseer of the Church of God, gave a challenging address to 
the young people. Reverend Cecil B. Knight, National Sunday School 
and Youth Director, and Rev. Ray H. Hughes, President of Lee College, 
gave the prayers of dedication. 

The organization is complete and plans are laid but this effort needs 
much faithful prayer support. We need to pray that God will supply 
finances for these young people who are going completely on faith. Some 
will need jobs when they arrive. There is a need for buildings in which 
to worship in Salt Lake City and in Boston. In every location there is 
a need for the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide, protect, and empower 
these youth for unusual service. Their mission depends on the prayers 
of believers who see in this work an opportunity for dynamic youth 
evangelism in these times of great need. 



Directors and Sponsors are: 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Director — Ray H. Hughes. President of 
Lee College 

Sponsor — O. C. McCane, State Over- 
seer of the New England 
States 



Salt Lake City, Utah 

Directors — Church of God Evangelism 
Committee 

Ralph E. Williams, Chairman 
James R. Ray. State Over- 
seer, Colorado and Utah 

Sponsor — Charles Beach, Instructor at 
Lee College 



Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Director and Sponsor — W. M. Horton, 
State Overseer of New Mexico 



Bahamas 

Director and Sponsor — C. E. Allred, 
Superintendent of the Ba- 
hamas 



New York City 

Director — Teen Age Evangelism, Inc. 
Sponsor — Dave Wilkerson. Director of 
Teen Age Evangelism, Inc. 



Carribean 

Director — Donald S. Aultman, Assis- 
tant National Sunday School 
and Youth Director 

Sponsors — Peggy Humphrey, Instructor 
at Lee College 
Barbara Bounds Selby, In- 
structor, Fort Worth, Texas 
Public Schools 





BAHAMAS 
Left to Right- 
Front Row — Janice Anderson, Pat Hlggln- 

botham, Roxie Carr 
Back Row — Martha Smith, Carol Seay, 

Barbara Montgomery 



BOSTON 
Left to Right — David Barnes, Dot Massey, 
Hilton Mcllwain, Barbara Klaus, Rich- 
ard Ussery Sylvia Starling, Philip 
mm Shearer 



ALBUQUERQUE 
Left to Right : 
Front Row — Douglas Leroy, Carroll Pitts, 

Jr. 
Back Row — S a m u e 1 Robeff , Wanda 

Thompson, Marlon Chllders, Margaret 

Adams, Douglas Slocumb. 



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REVERIES 

OF A 

TEXAS VOUTH CAMP COUNSELOR 



I By Barbara Moore Page| 



/i SI LOOKED about me the 
/ / other day, when I had a 
_^/\# few moments to stop from 
the press of business, I discovered 
that the climbing rose bush by the 
front porch was all covered with 
leaves. Then I noticed the green 
spots on the lawn and the budding 
trees all around, and then it hit 
me — it's spring! Almost, anyway. 
And then another thought comes to 
me that before we know it, youth 
camp time will be upon us. With 
the mention of youth camp come 
memories of the years that I spent 
at the Texas Youth Camp as a 
counselor. 

I shall never forget the thrill of 
anticipation as I made plans to 
attend the first youth camp for 
the State of Texas in 1955. It was 
to be held at Camp Carter in Fort 
Worth, which was only twenty- 
eight miles from our home in Ar- 
lington. Camp Carter consisted of 
several beautifully constructed 
brick cabins scenically set in rustic 
splendor among the rolling hills 
and canyons to the rear of the 
camp. There was a lovely lake in 
the middle of the camp, and off 
to one side, all by itself, was a 
large and inviting swimming pool. 
There was also a small clinic for 
patching up scraped knees, sun- 
burned backs, and even (the first 
year) harboring a case of mumps 
for a day or two. Then there was 
the cafeteria with a big bell right 
in the front of it. I don't know 
how many campers got trampled 
in the rush to be the first to ring 
the bell for meals, but I dare say 
it was almost as many as were 
trampled trying to be first into 
the cafeteria at mealtime! 



One of the greatest attractions 
of the camp was the swinging 
bridge spanning a deep canyon 
through which a stream merrily 
bubbled on its way. It seems the 
most popular sport of the campers 
was to wait until a counselor got 
to the middle of the bridge and 
then a horde of them would de- 
scend upon the bridge and begin 
swinging it wildly. Believe me, 
counselors became agile in a hur- 
ry — it was either become agile or 
dead! We didn't have much choice. 

One thing I particularly enjoyed 
about the youth camp at Camp 
Carter was the morning worship 
services which we held outdoors by 
the lake. There were several huge 
logs which became benches for our 
outdoor church. It was really in- 
spiring to have a devotional with 
God's blue heaven for a roof, and 
His great earth for a floor. There 
was one drawback to this set-up, 
however. Camp Carter was situ- 
ated very close to Carswell Air 
Force Base and that was the sta- 
tion for huge B-36 bombers. In- 
variably, during one of our devo- 
tionals, a B-36 would fly low over 
our heads and the noise from the 
plane's tremendous motors would 
drown out every word. So we 
learned to sit quietly and patiently 
until the plane was gone and then 
continue the service. 

After the first couple of days as 
a counselor to about eight girls, 
ranging in age from 9 to 12 years, 
I looked forward to rest period as 
one of the high points on the day's 
agenda. I didn't realize it had been 
so many years since I had laid 
aside childhood activities. However, 
I learned to pick them up rather 
fast after the first day or two at 
youth camp! One day during rest 
period, I was gratefully sleeping 
soundly, and my girls were sup- 



posed to be doing the same thing. 
I learned later, however, that two 
of the girls had sneaked out of the 
cabin to go down to the cafeteria 
for a coke. On the way there, they 
decided to watch some ducks on 
the lake and, sure enough, one of 
the girls wound up getting ducked 
in the lake! I was horrified when 
I discovered how near to drowning 
one of my girls had come. After 
that, I took my afternoon rest 
period with one eye open. 

We left Camp Carter that year, 
sore and weary, but with our hearts 
full of delight at this new en- 
deavor that was opening up for 
the young people in our State. 

In 1956, THE youth 
camp was held again at Camp Car- 
ter, and it was just about a re- 
peat of the previous year. The vol- 
ley ball tournaments, baseball, 
horseback riding, swimming, horse- 
shoe pitching, boating (when you 
could find a boat that didn't leak) 
and, yes, the swinging bridge, plus 
all the singing, preaching, testify- 
ing and shouting, made for a won- 
derful week away from the office. 
Nothing is as stimulating as a 
youth camp when you feel that 
you left your youth somewhere 
along the way a few years ago. 
The year 1957 found a few 
changes. In the first place, Camp 
Carter wasn't available to us that 
year, so we descended upon a 
place called "Shangri-La Guest 
Ranch" just a few miles out of 
Weatherford, Texas. This was the 
year handicraft and Bible classes 
were introduced into the camp 
agenda. I didn't know a Bible class 
teacher could suffer as many set- 
backs as I did. I taught the jun- 
iors, and the course included ob- 
ject lessons which backfired on me 
almost every time. For instance, 
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CHURCH OF GOD CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL 

POMONA, CALIFORNIA 



PASTOR II. A. DRAKE AND HIS PROGRES- 
SIVE-MINDED CONGREGATION ARE TO BE CON- 
GRATULATED FOR PIONEERING THE CHRISTIAN 
DAY SCHOOL MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH OF 
GOD. THIS CHURCH-SPONSORED SCHOOL IS 
CALLED, "PATHWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL." 




/OlCTURED ABOVE is the first 
IS of four buildings to be built 
* on a lovely five-acre plot 
facing 330 feet on Phillips Boule- 
vard and 660 feet on San Antonio 
Avenue in Pomona, California. 

The building is 60 x 106 feet with 
a 12 x 14 foot rest room unit at- 
tached. The school building has 
two large day school rooms, 28 x 36 
feet each, two offices and twelve 
Sunday School rooms. The day 
school is equipped with the latest 
in office equipment, desks, black- 
boards and meets all state require- 
ments for ventilation, floor space, 
lighting, window glass and fire 
protection. 



The second picture shows most 
of the student body. On the ex- 
treme right Pastor, D. A. Drake; 
and Principal, C. L. Brasfield, a 
minister in the Church of God who 
came to us from North Carolina, 
and is doing a great job for Path- 
way Christian School. On the ex- 
treme left, Mrs. Lucille Lee, who 
teaches music and is now teaching 
1st and 2nd grades. Mrs. Alice 
Woodruff, the wife of the Reverend 
R. O. Woodruff who has been an 
ordained minister for many years 
in the Church of God, is our 3rd 
and 4th grade teacher. 

It is hoped that Brother Drake's 
venture of faith will challenge oth- 



er pastors and congregations to 
provide for their youth a school 
sponsored by the church with a 
staff that is filled with the Holy 
Spirit. 

It was my privilege, recently, to 
visit the "Pathway Christian 
School" and view its lovely facilities 
and observe the activities. I was im- 
pressed with the dedication of its 
staff and the quality of work being 
done. 

If you desire information on how 
to sponsor a day nursery or a 
Christian Day School, write to: Na- 
tional Sunday School and Youth 
Department, Cleveland, Tennessee. 
— Cecil B. Knight 





LOOM OF LIFE 

Edna Hull Miller 

What mother, 

Tired from a long work day, 

Will not pause, 

After hours, 

And weave a bit 

Of sample pattern 

Because her daughter 

Works there tomorrow? 



A MOTHER'S LOVE 

Edna Hamilton 

A mother's love is deep and strong: 

A gentle smile, a crooning song, 

A light caress, blue-flooded sky; 

Her love is tall as sun is high. 

A purple crocus, the scent of spring, 

Cupful of joy, or mended wing, 

A sacrifice, true love's decree, 

A guiding star . . . sweet memory! 



D 



GIVE US MOTHERS 
Walter E. Isenhour 

Give us mothers kind and tender — 

Mothers filled with love and grace — 
Whose examples are uplifting 

As they nobly fill their place; 
Mothers who are ever watchful 

For the welfare of our souls; 
Mothers who are deeply prayerful 

And whose faith forever holds. 

Give us mothers who are patient 

As they walk life's rugged path; 
Mothers who are even-tempered 

As they face the devil's wrath; 
Mothers who can bless the nation 

Through the children that they train; 
Mothers filled with righteous beauty, 

Far removed from sins and stain. 

Let us then respect such mothers 

As bright jewels of the land, 
Who are worth far more than money, 

Or great mansions fair and grand; 
Who bequeath to us true riches 

Through their lives of love and prayer- 
Riches of both soul and spirit 

That are precious, sweet and rare. 




IN MEMORY OF MOTHER 

Roy J. Wilkins 

It seems you never rested, 
But were always on the go — 
Doing things for other folks 
Because you loved them so! 
And yet, with all your many tasks, 
You found some time to spare 
When you could read the Bible 
And talk to God in prayer. 

Like Dorcas, in the Scriptures, 
You were always doing good, 
Speaking words of kindness, 
Helping where you could; 
And now that you're with Jesus 
And from us gone away, 
Our hearts are often lonely — 
But 'specially Mother's Day! 



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/ / 



SUE 



M I T H 



Drawing is more than a mere hobby for 
Sue Smith of Gastonia, North Carolina. 
She puts her talent to use in the church 
by illustrating the Sunday School les- 
sons for her Primary Department stu- 
dents. She feels that the lessons can 
be grasped more readily this way. Sue 
claims no formal training in art but 
believes that her talent is God given. 
She pursues secretarial work for her 
gainful employment. 




^* 



By Kay Stokes, 
President 




THE STORY 
OF BUSINESS 
FOR CHRIST 



JT WAS LATE October of 
1959. I was alone in the den 
of our home, typing. Well, 
not really alone, for Christ was 
with me. I had felt uneasy within 
my heart for quite some time, for 
I knew as a Christian that I wasn't 
doing all I could to win the lost 
to Him. My heart had a longing 
for something; yet I wasn't really 
sure what it was. I knew that God 
had something for me, so I prayed 
for Him to show me some way 
that I could do more for Him. 
As I sat there typing, the thought 



came to me: business for Christ. 
Looking down at the typewriter, 
the thought of letter writing came 
to me. A letter-writing club that 
would witness for Christ through 
personal letters to the lost. In this 
way, we could reach souls who we 
may never meet personally. Busi- 
ness for Christ kept ringing over 
and over in my mind. Christ was 
so real at that moment, it was as 
though I could reach out and 
touch Him. It seemed as though 
God had opened a window from 
heaven that afternoon, right into 



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AUGUST 14-18 

* TEEN TALENT PARADE 

All the state winners in the Teen Talent Hunt will vie for National 
honors. Time and date will be announced later! 

* TEEN BANQUET (ages 13-19) 
(A highlight for all teen-agers) 

* YOUNG ADULT BANQUET (ages 20-35) 

This will be a grand time of fellowship — Will include: college age 
young people, couples, and State Sunday School and Youth Directors. 

* TEEN BIBLE QUIZ 

Final Bible Quiz to determine the National Champion. 

* YOUTH NIGHT! 

Outstanding music, great youth choir, a message that will challenge! 
Make your plans to attend the General Assembly. Remember these 
activities are for YOUth! 



our little den. The more I prayed 
about it, the more the ideas began 
to flow. Something warm and won- 
derful seemed to fill my soul as 
I thought about this work for God. 

I asked God to help me as I 
presented the plan to the young 
people of my home church here in 
Ferndale, Michigan. Thanks be un- 
to Him, He moved on their hearts, 
and they were willing to do what- 
ever they could. Although our 
number was small, we were de- 
termined to make the club a suc- 
cess for God. 

We started out with only seven 
local members. The first thing we 
did to get BFC organized was to 
have each member make a list of 
sinners. We took these sinners' 
names and addresses and placed 
them into what we now call, "The 
Sinner Files." Every month, each 
BFC member receives five names 
and addresses of sinners from the 
files to witness to through their 
personal letters. The second thing 
we did was to have each member 
make a list of Christians, regard- 
less of state, city, school, or church. 
Then we wrote a letter, explaining 
about BFC, and asking them to 
join. This is our main plan for 
enlargement of the club. So, as new 
members join, they send in a list 
of sinners and Christians. There- 
fore, BFC is able to reach more 
sinners with the gospel of Christ 
and, at the same time, enlarge in 
membership. 

We, the BFC members are now 
working to form a great chain of 
Christian youth throughout the 



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United States that will witness for 
Christ through their personal let- 
ters. 

In September of 1961, five of 
our local members left Perndale 
and BFC headquarters to attend 
Northwest Bible College, in Minot, 
North Dakota. The following Octo- 
ber, they organized an extension 
club at the college, which we now 
call the "Minot Extension Depart- 
ment." They are doing a wonder- 
ful job. Some of the students at 
Northwest are planning to take 
BFC with them into the ministry. 

Since the very beginning of BFC 
in October, 1959, until now, March, 
1962, God has really blessed in 
many ways — especially in member- 
ship. We started out with 7 local 
members. During this period of 
time, we have taken in 43 members 
operating from headquarters. In 
the "Minot Extension Department," 
we have 19, giving BFC a complete 
total of 62 members throughout 
the following nine states: Michi- 
gan, North Carolina, North Da- 
kota, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, 
West Virginia, Alabama, and Mis- 
sissippi. 

Reports from the headquarters 
area in 1961, show that BFC 
reached over 1,396 lost souls with 
the story of Jesus Christ through 
personal letters. This is not count- 
ing personal contacts. The "Minot 
Extension Department," only hav- 
ing two months to work in last 
year, reached over 152 sinners 
through letters. They handed out 
305 gospel tracts, held two jail 
services, three street services, and 
visited three rest homes. This is the 
report I received from the Presi- 
dent of the "Minot Extension De- 
partment," Miss Marilyn Tucker. 

I feel that writing one letter a 
week is so small, but God has a 
purpose in it. We often hear from 
the sinners to whom we write. 
Sometimes they ask to know more 
about Christ and Calvary. As one 
of the Ten Commandments of BFC 
says: "Thou shalt pray over each 
letter that goes out from BFC and 
dedicate it to God." We realize that 
Christ knows the heart and con- 
dition of each sinner and through 
prayer, a sincere heart, and faith 
in God, we will reach them for 
Christ. It's like Bobby Dailey, a 
BFC member, said in his article 



PEN PALS 



Aston R. Kerr 
Hagley Park, P.O. 
Jamaica, W.I. 



Larue Quails (13) 

Route 4 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 



Miss Martha Mae Barks (18) Miss Judy Robertson (9) 

R.D. 2, Box 210 Route 2 

Uniontown, Pa. Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 



Sandra Lee Gower (16) 
R.D. 2, Box 210 
Uniontown, Pa. 



Homer Bradley (14) 

Route 2 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 



Miss Virginia 0*Mrf?»rs (19) J. D. Bradley (13) 

308 West Irvine Street Route i; 

Florence, Alabama Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 



Miss Doris Moore 

Route 1 

Loretto, Tennessee 

Miss Portia Holt (16) 
Loretto, Tennessee 

Miss Sue Childers (17) 
Lexington, Alabama 

Miss Lynda Fox (16) 
605 Jefferson Street 
Sulphur Springs, Texas 

Jimmy Bass 
Route 2, Bex 219 
Grand Ridge, Florida 

Miss Gloria Wingfield (14) 
102 Park Street 
Parsons, West Virginia 

Miss Bonnie Truchey (12) 
Box 47 
Dundee, Ohio 



Mrs. Dollie Harris (62) 
P.O. Box 90 
Marietta, Ohio 

Roger B. Van Wev (14) 
P.O. Box 90 
Marietta, Ohio 

Minnie Mae Wldener (15) 
103 Lott Street 
Vaucluse, South Carolina 

Miss Luzve Minda Macaban< 

on (13) 
Alannary, Lasam Cagayan 
Philippines 

Miss Zenaida Sagisl (13) 
Alannary, Lasam Cagayan 
Philippines 

Miss Glory Elvina (12) 
Alannary, Lasam Cagayan 
Philippines 



Miss Patsy R. Home (15) 
Route 1 
Smithsburg, Maryland 

Miss Norma Home (14) 

Route 1 

Smithsburg, Maryland 

Miss Brenda Jaco (10) 

Route 2 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Miss Peggy Kilburn (11) 

Route 4 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Miss Patricia Martin (11) 
Route 2, West Point Road 
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Miss Peggy Taylor (11) 
Route 4, Box 212 
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Miss Belinda Hughes (10) 

Route 2 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Kenneth Adkins (11) 
Route 2 
-Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Miss Glenda McDaniel 

Route 1 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Miss Brenda Quails (12) 

Route 4 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Miss Gail Clemmons 
211 Alsop Street 
Enfield, North Carolina 



Miss Rita Kay Wilson (9) Linda Carolyn Coleman (13) Paul Worm (15) 

Box 154 759 Vine Street Box 86 

Midvale, Ohio Clute, Texas Lebanon, South Dakota 



that we used in the February, 
1962, issue of The BFC Chroni- 
cle, our monthly newspaper: "God 
has raised up BFC for a purpose. 
That purpose is to show the world 
that youth can serve God and get 
the job done. The youth of Ameri- 
ca hungers for what we have. It's 
up to us to point them to Calvary. 
The Bible says, "Ye have not chos- 
en me, but I have chosen you." 
In 2 Corinthians 3:2 it says, "Ye 
are our epistle written in our 
hearts, known and read of all 
men." So you see, God has chosen 
us to do a task, and we must not 
fail. That's why we must serve God 
in faithfulness because we love 
Him, and we have a job to get 
done. This is why we have chosen 
as our club motto: For me to live 
is Christ. 

If anyone reading this article 
would like to become a part of 
BFC, please write to BFC Head- 
quarters, 247 Lyons Street, Troy, 
Michigan. We need youth that will 
work sincerely for Christ. Yes, Je- 
sus is calling you! So come on and 
lets get down to Business for 
Christ! 



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THE VALUES OF A CHRISTIAN 
COLLEGE 



(Continued from page 10) 

in choosing the proper school for 
higher education. In this progres- 
sive age of Science and Arts, it is 
most important for one to obtain 
a good literary education in order 
to achieve a reasonable degree of 
success in either the social or re- 
ligious world. 

One must never underestimate 
the possibilities of college life 
greatly affecting or even confusing 
the faith of a young student. This, 
many times, is greatly reflected in 
the freshman and sophomore years. 
Since this is the first taste of life 
outside the confines of a Christian 
home, it can easily have a reversed 
effect upon the young adult. 

It is not my opinion that the 
Christian faith is so weak that it 
cannot stand on its own two feet 
in the face of a cold and unbe- 
lieving world, and that it cannot 
survive the scrutiny and rebuffs of 
a non-religious college. On the 
other hand, why should we sub- 
ject our youth to a non-religious 
influence when we have schools of 
our own faith where we can ob- 
serve their maturity and growth 
both intellectually and spiritually? 
We cannot hope to keep our youth 
for the church nor to keep the 
Pentecostal flame alive in their 
hearts, if we leave the major part 
of their education resting upon the 
shoulders of the outside world. 

Too often we lose many of our 
precious young people from the 
Pentecostal faith because they did 
not get started on the proper col- 
lege foundation. The first two 
years of college are very important 
because of the radical change be- 
tween the protected home life and 
that of life away from home where 
one must suddenly become self- 
reliant and begin making his own 
decisions. A Christian college will 
insure proper guidance at this very 
important time. 

Many parents feel they cannot 
afford to send their children away 
to a church school when they have 
a college in their own home town 
or nearby; where the cost of their 
education would be greatly re- 
duced. However, when it comes to 



the developing and molding of 
Christian character in our youth, 
we cannot afford to balance it 
against monetary values. I per- 
sonally feel that the most profita- 
ble money I have ever invested in 
my family is that which I sacri- 
ficed to enroll them in Vacation 
Bible Schools, Youth Camps, and 
at Lee College. Credit-wise, one 
cannot be greatly deterred nor ef- 
fected regardless of what their 
chosen field or major may be, 
since many of the Junior College 
subjects are basic. I feel sure that 
the adjustment from home life to 
that of a college life with a Chris- 
tian atmosphere, during this tran- 
sitory period in the life of a young 
student, will more than make up 
the difference. 

These are some of the reasons 
why I influenced my children to 
attend a Christian college. 



REVERIES 



(Continued from page 16) 

once the topic included an object 
lesson in which I mixed soda and 
vinegar to get the message across. 
I don't think I got the message 
across, because the children were 
more impressed with the vinegar 
bubbling out of the glass and all 
over the floor when I added the 
soda than they were with what 
I was saying. 

During another class, I wa c sup- 
posed to add black ink to water to 
illustrate how black our hearts can 
become with sin, and then pour 
bleach into the water to illustrate 
the cleansing power of the blood 
of Christ. Well, I poured in the 
black ink and all went well until 
I started pouring in the bleach. 
Apparently, I poured in too much 
ink for the amount of water con- 
tained in the glass, and by the 
time I had added bleach until the 
glass was full, the water was still 
not bright and clear as it should 
have been. I'm still not sure how 
I talked my way out of that one! 

It was at Shangri-La that three 
of us lady counselors formed a trio 
to sing at the evening services. 
Mac Symes, Texas State Youth Di- 
rector, appropriately named us 
"The Counselorettes." We were 



performing at the service one 
night when a hard-shelled beetle 
of the type which we call "June 
Bugs" in Texas (and which were 
in great abundance at Shangri-La) 
ventured down the back of one of 
the singing "Counselorettes." I 
heard her gasp and clutch wildly 
at her back. She quickly recov- 
ered her equilibrium, however, and 
sang through to the end of the 
song. I don't know how she did 
it, but I certainly admired her for- 
titude. 

By YOUTH camp time 
in 1958, the Church of God in 
Texas had its own youth camp 
facilities, located on the state 
campgrounds in Weatherford. This 
was my fourth (and, as it has 
turned out until now, my last) year 
to be a youth camp counselor. I was 
much honored when I was asked to 
be head counselor for girls. It 
turned out to be quite a job, how- 
ever, because in addition to being 
head counselor, I was counselor for 
12 little girls and taught two jun- 
ior Bible classes. This really kept 
me hopping. 

I soon found there were more 
hazards to being head counselor 
than being just a counselor. In 
addition to the well-being of my 
own group of girls, I had the well- 
being of the entire female portion 
of the camp in my hands. I never 
knew before there could be so 
many problems in a place devoted 
entirely to having fun and wor- 
shiping the Lord. 

As all counselors everywhere will 
probably agree, it is extremely dif- 
ficult to convince the campers that 
they must go to bed and to sleep 
every night. How they can have so 
much energy is beyond me. It 
seems I expended most of my tiny 
store of energy trying to get my 
girls quietened down each night. 
Once I had finally succeeded in 
getting everybody still, the pillows 
had ceased flying through the air, 
the screaming voices had died 
down to occasional whispers and 
giggles, and I was heading for 
dreamland. Suddenly there was a 
commotion outside and a knocking 
on my door. Of course, that was 
the signal for all of my girls to 
sit straight up in bed and start 
talking. Opening the front door, I 



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found the Camp Director and his 
wife who wanted me to accompany 
them to the hospital. One of the 
girls from another group had be- 
come very ill and needed a doc- 
tor's care. I quickly found some- 
one to sit with my girls, and we 
made the trip to the hospital. Of 
course, it was quite late when we 
came back, and I was bone-weary 
and looking forward to going to 
bed again. Imagine my dismay 
when I walked into my room and 
found all of my girls wide awake, 
talking, laughing and in general 
having a party! As I remember it, 
I got very little sleep that night. 

I don't know how I survived the 
youth camp of 1958. It wasn't 
easy! One day in the cafeteria, I 
had just gone through the "chow 
line" and was looking around for 
the group of counselors with whom 
I usually ate. I was standing there 
minding my own business when a 
little girl went running across the 
room. As she ran past, she hit 
my arm and my tray of food scat- 
tered everywhere. I was woefully 
surveying the ruins of my dinner 
when the little girl again ran past 
coming from the other direction, 
this time with a chair in her 
hands. As she passed me one of 
the chair legs hit me a resounding 
whack and nearly finished me off. 
I managed to get away from the 
scene of action, bloody but un- 
bowed! 

The adventures (and misadven- 
tures) I have related to you are 
just a few of the memories which 
stand out most clearly in my mind 
as I think over the years I was a 
youth camp counselor. I treasure 
these memories, because my youth 
camp experiences are among the 
most rewarding I have ever had. 
There is nothing so wonderful as 
working with young people. It 
would be impossible to attend a 
youth camp and not have a lively 
and very wonderful time. 

Aside from the aforementioned 
adventures, there remains in my 
memory the wonderful evangelistic 
services when so many of our pre- 
cious young people were saved, 
sanctified and filled with the Holy 
Ghost. Something that I will never 
forget is the picture in my mem- 
ory of the long. line of boys and 
girls wading into the swimming 



pool for baptism. You can't imag- 
ine the thrilling joy that sweeps 
over you when you see something 
like that transpire. 

It is my humble opinion that 
youth camps rank high on the list 



of the best things that ever hap- 
pened to the Church of God. Coun- 
selors may wear out, and campers 
may grow up, but I am convinced 
that youth camps and young peo- 
ple are here to stay, and I am glad! 





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THIS PROGRAM! 



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Tlfton, Georgia 89 

Hemingway, South Carolina 89 

Bristol, Virginia 89 

Hills Chapel, Alabama __ 88 

West Liberty, Kentucky 88 

Carlsbad (9th and Missouri), New 

Mexico .... 88 

Rome (North), Georgia 88 

Tyler, Missouri 88 

Washington, North Carolina 88 

Somerset, Pennsylvania ._. .: 88 

Dayton, Tennessee 88 

McCowans Creek, Tennessee .... 88 

Big Stone Gap. Virginia 88 

Kelso, Washington .... .... 88 

Addison, Alabama 87 

Hartselle, Alabama .. ... 87 

Nassau (Faith Temple), Bahamas 87 

Lake City, Florida .. .... 87 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan _ .... 87 

Dyersburg, Tennessee 87 

Zlon, Alabama _ 86 

Phoenix (East), Arizona 86 

Fairfield, California .... .... .... 86 

Santa Ana, California 86 

Pulaski, Virginia __ 86 

Dllworth, Alabama .... 85 

Dwarf, Kentucky .... .... 85 

Louisville (Highland Park). Kentucky 85 

Metter, Georgia 85 

Dillon, South Carolina 85 

Lake Wales, Florida 84 

Tallahassee, Florida .... 84 

Newport, Kentucky 84 

Rossville, Georgia 84 

Mlddletown (Rufus), Ohio .... .... 84 

Marion, South Carolina 84 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee 84 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 84 

Highway, Alabama .... .... .... .... 83 

MacClenny, Florida 83 

Pinellas Park, Florida 83 

Oaklawn, Maryland ... .... 83 

Farmlngton, Michigan 83 

Thomasville, North Carolina .... .... .... 83 

Findlay, Ohio 83 

Greenville, Tennessee ... . 83 

Grundy, Virginia 83 

Naugatuck, West Virginia .... .... 83 

Ontario, California .... 82 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida _.. . 82 

Buford, Georgia ... . 82 

Columbus (Downtown), Georgia 82 

Chase, Maryland ... 82 

Dayton (Richard), Ohio .... 82 

Woodruff, South Carolina 82 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Ten- 
nessee 82 

East Gadsden, Alabama 81 

Birmingham (North). Alabama 81 

Zellwood, Florida _ 81 

Homerville, Georgia .... 81 

Rome (East), Georgia 81 

Hagerstown, Maryland 81 

Dallas, North Carolina 81 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), North 

Carolina 81 

Charleston (King Street), South 

Carolina 81 

Elolse, Florida 80 

Cahokia, Illinois 80 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 80 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 80 

North Ridgeville, Ohio 80 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), South 

Carolina ... . .. , 80 

Ware Shoals. South Carolina 80 

Klngsport (Chestnut), Tennessee 80 

Dublin, Virginia 80 

Garden City, Alabama 79 

Sunnyside, Alabama 79 

Sylacauga, Alabama 79 

Vandlver, Alabama 79 

Thorn, Mississippi 79 

Charlotte (Park wood), North Carolina 79 

Noccalula, Alabama 78 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 78 

Clayton, Georgia _ 78 

Nlcholls, Georgia 78 

Waresboro, Georgia 78 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 78 

Coosa Valley, Alabama 77 

Opp, Alabama 77 

Woodlawn, Alabama 77 

Manatee, Florida 77 

Telmore, Georgia 77 



Rouggley, Missouri 

Middlesex, North Carolina 

Plnetops, North Carolina .... _ 

Ranlo, North Carolina 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania .... 

East Soddy, Tennessee .... .... 

Johnson City, Tennessee 

Blandenboro, North Carolina 

Centralia, Illinois .... 

Clinton, South Carolina 

Demorest, Georgia 

Fair Haven, North Carolina 

Kokomo (Market Street), Indiana 

North Wichita Falls, Texas 

Pontlac, Michigan 

Skyline, Alabama __ 

Spring Valley, Alabama . 

Matheny, West Virginia _ 

Monarat, Virginia 

Coker, Alabama 

Dora, Alabama _ 

Oneonta, Alabama .... 

West Frankfort, Illinois 

Williamsburg, Kentucky _ 

Hickory, North Carolina 

Gaffney, South Carolina 

Langley. South Carolina 

Walhalla (No. 2), South Carolina 
Dunlap, Tennessee .._ 

McMinnville. Tennessee ... . 

Midland, Texas . .. 

Sweetwater, Texas 



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Spiritual Results Among Our Youth 
February 28, 1962 



Saved 

Sanctified 

Filled with the Holy Ghost ... 
Added to the Church .... ... 


.... 3,772 

.... 1,683 

.... 1.208 

879 


Since June 30, 1961 

Saved 

Sanctified 

Filled with the Holy Ghost .... 
Added to the Church .... 


30,431 
.... 14,133 
... 10,681 
... 7.942 



Report of New Y.P.E.'s since June 
30, 1961 .... 



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THE REVIVAL MUST GO ON 



(Continued from page 3) 

tism of the Holy Ghost. I was not 
satisfied with my own experience, 
particularly since I plan to work 
in the islands this summer. I was 
distressed because I could not feel 
God's power. But one afternoon 
during the revival week we were 
beginning one of our classes with 
devotions as we usually do, and 
the power of God came down and 
removed every doubt. I was as- 
sured that God was with me and 
in me, and I face this summer's 
work with great anticipation. 

A pre-medical student, Paul Hitte 
of Franklin, Ohio, was unsaved 
when the revival began. "I resisted 
every move of God's Spirit," he 
declared, "until God dealt with me 
in such a way I could not refuse. 
Now that he has saved me, I cannot 
praise him enough; I can only 
humbly offer myself that God 
might in some way use me to work 
for him." 

Yes, the revival must go on! And 
with the spirit that came with the 
revival still existing on campus, it 
will! 



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HONOR THY FATHER 
AND THY MOTHER 



(Continued from page 7) 



lived a lot longer than I have, and I 
can learn a lot about life from you." 

We decided that discussing par- 
ents with your friends could be of 
much value. This is a "real-help" 
idea if the talk is constructive and 
if you compare notes on Christian 
ways to deal with trouble spots. 
Discuss problems such as "What do 
you do when Mom or Dad say no, 
but the rest of your crowd is al- 
lowed to?" 

However, sessions bristling with 
verbal bombs lambasting parents in 
general and yours in particular 
hurling out "reasons" they do what 
they do — "They don't want us to 
have any fun" or "They are just 
trying to show their authority" — 
that sort of talk, everybody agreed, 
is useless and only makes the feel- 
ings worse all around. 

Should you keep things from par- 
ents? As Bob put it in our discus- 
sion, everybody has a private room 
in his mental and emotional house 
where secrets are stored. That's 
normal. But to keep still just for the 
sake of keeping still or to get evenr 
or to keep still and then when the 
news gets out, grin and say loudly, 
"Oh, I knew that long ago," is not 
only rude, but also unchristian. 
This attitude certainly rates a 
flunk where the commandment is 
concerned. 

To keep silent about something 
that could be a definite joy or 
help to Mom and Dad rates a flunk, 
too. But respecting confidences is 
a shining mark of Christian living. 

Criticizing Mom and Dad is on 
the minus side. As Carol expressed 
it, "I wouldn't want my parents to 
babble about my shortcomings to 
their friends." 

We all agreed that when Mom 
and Dad put a damper on this or 
that when other girls and fellows 
can do it, the Christian approach 
is to shrug and tell yourself, "So 
what!" Then, instead of grumbling 
and feeling martyr-ish, get busy 
finding other exciting projects. No 
one person gets everything he 
wants. 

What about things you're tempt- 
ed to feel ashamed of in your 
parents? Bob's father's grammar? 
His mother's old-fashioned hairdo? 
Well, it's human to wish Dad 
wouldn't murder the king's English 
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an exciting new hair style. But, 
Barbara suggested that, instead of 
seething inwardly, Bob could make 
an asset of his father's represent- 
ing the salt-of-the-earth, real 
American type. He could beam with 
pride over his mother's super apple 
upside down cake and remind 
friends that it's the best in town. 
He could also tell everyone what 
a bang-up job she's doing as presi- 
dent of the women's group at 
church. 

"Have you ever wondered wheth- 
er omissions could violate the com- 
mandment?" Mr. Davidson asked. 
We decided that failure to be af- 



fectionate, loyal, appreciative and 
happy breaks the commandment. 
Failure to be kind, courteous, and 
to see that Mom and Dad get to 
know our friends is also a viola- 
tion. Most of all, failure to show 
generous gratitude for what 
they've taught us about the Chris- 
tian way of life is wrong. 

When we rolled into the blankets 
that night, we all felt as if we'd 
seen new horizons. And as I fell 
asleep, I thought, "The greatest 
way to honor Mom and Dad is to 
honor, love, worship, and serve the 
God I first learned about from 
them." 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL 



Average Weekly Attendance 
February 1962 

500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina .... 

Mlddletown (Clayton). Ohio - - 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee . 

Griffin, Georgia - 

400-499 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida 452 

Atlanta (Hemphill Avenue), Georgia _ 447 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 439 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 432 
Wilmington (4th Street), North 

Carolina _ 431 

Kannapolis (Elm), North Carolina... 429 
Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio ._ .... 417 

300-399 

Detroit (Tabernacle). Michigan 393 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee 373 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida .... 371 

Erwin, North Carolina _ . 358 

Anderson (McDuffie), South Caro- 
lina 358 

Lakeland (Lakewire), Florida 350 

Fairborn, Ohio 342 

Newport News, Virginia 337 

South Gastonia, North Carolina .... .... 336 

Buford, Georgia 333 

Biltmore, North Carolina 325 

Flint (West), Michigan 322 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 312 

Alabama Citv, Alabama _ 308 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida _.. 307 

Austin, Indiana 307 

Anderson (Osborne), South Carolina 307 

Dillon, South Carolina .... ._ 302 

Lenoir City, Tennessee _ 302 

200-299 

East Lumberton. North Carolina _ 291 

Greenville (Woodslde), South Caro- 
lina . 291 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida — . 290 

Pulaski, Virginia 288 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 287 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio 283 

West Gastonia, North Carolina 280 

Daisy, Tennessee ... 280 

Sumiton, Alabama 278 

Avondale Estates, Georgia 278 

Perry, Florida 273 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 272 

Cleveland (South), Tennessee 271 

Nassau (Faith Temple), Bahamas .... 270 

Fort Mill, South Carolina 263 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 262 

Milford, Delaware 261 

Columbia. South Carolina 254 

Radford, Virginia . 252 

Phoenix (44th Street), Arizona 251 

Rome (North), Georgia _. 249 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Ten- 
nessee .. 249 

St Louis (Gravols Avenue), Missouri 248 
Sevierville (Home for Children), Ten- 
nessee 248 

Jesup. Georgia 247 

Greer. South Carolina .... 246 

Atlanta (Riverside), Georgia 244 

Pontiac. Michigan 243 

Goldsboro. North Carolina 239 

South Lebanon, Ohio 236 

Lakeland (West), Florida .._ 233 

Alexandria, Virginia _ 228 

Van Dyke. Michigan 227 

Washington, D. C 223 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 222 

Winchester. Kentucky 220 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Ala- 
bama 219 

Lawton, Oklahoma _.. 219 

Wilson. North Carolina _ 217 

East Laurlnburg, North Carolina 216 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 215 

Ft. Myers, Florida 212 

Brooklyn, Maryland 212 

Salisbury. Maryland 210 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker). Ohio 210 

Marlon, South Carolina 209 

Rifle Range. Florida ._ 208 

Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue). Florida 207 

Somerset, Kentucky . 206 

Pelzer, South Carolina 206 




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Paris, Texas - 206 

Baldwin Park, California 205 

Jackson (Bailey Avenue), Mississippi 205 

Greenwood, South Carolina ... _ 205 

Ranlo, North Carolina .... .... .... 204 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina ._. 202 

Anniston, Alabama . . _ 201 

Macon (Napier Avenue), Georgia ... 201 
East Belmont, North Carolina 200 



125-199 



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199 
198 
198 
198 
198 
198 
198 
197 
197 
196 
196 



196 



Miami, Florida 

Wyandotte, Michigan 

Lake Worth, Florida 

Lenoir, North Carolina 

Belton, South Carolina 

Langlry, South Carolina 

York, South Carolina ... . 

Knoxville (Central), Tennessee . 
Jacksonville (Garden City), Florida 

St. Louis (Grand), Missouri 

Valdosta, Georgia .. ... — . — . — 

Lake City, South Carolina 

Chattanooga (Fourth Avenue), Ten 

nessee ... 

Charlotte (Parkwood), North Carolina 194 

Bristol, Tennessee .... 194 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 194 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama 193 

Sanford, North Carolina 192 

Charleston (King), South Carolina .... 192 
Huntsville (Governors Drive), Alabama 191 

Eloise. Florida ... 191 

Blackshear, Georgia „ 191 

Brunswick. Georgia ... 189 

Douglas, Georgia 189 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 189 

Birmingham (North), Alabama 188 

Charlotte (Hoskins Avenue). North 

Carolina 188 

Chattanooga (East Ridge), Tennessee 188 

Cramerton, North Carolina 187 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky .... 186 

Orlando (East), Florida 185 

Summervllle, Georgia . 185 

West Durham, North Carolina 183 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio 183 

Pasco, Washington 183 

Rossville, Georgia 182 

McColl, South Carolina 182 

Kelso, Washington 182 

Straight Creek, Alabama 180 

Santa Ana. California 180 

Sanford. Florida 180 

Lavonia. Georgia 180 

Lawrenceville, Georgia .__ .... 179 

Rockingham, North Carolina 179 

Johnson City, Tennessee 178 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 177 

Mobile (Crichton), Alabama 176 

Greenville (Park Place), South 

Carolina ... 176 

Huntington, West Virginia 1,6 

Lake City, Florida _ 175 

Calhoun, Georgia 175 

Lakedale, North Carolina 175 

Franklin, Ohio 175 

Easton, Maryland 174 

Somerset, Pennsylvania 174 

Richmond, Indiana 173 

Dayton, Tennessee 172 

Dallas, North Carolina 171 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 170 

Bartow, Florida 169 

Naples, Florida 168 

Charleston, West Virginia 168 

Lancaster, Ohio 167 

Sidney. Ohio 167 

Seneca, South Carolina 167 

Newport, Kentucky 166 

Cocoa, Florida 165 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 165 

Demorrst, Georgia 165 

Clinton, South Carolina 165 



Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee . 165 

Columbus (Belvldere), Ohio ... 163 

Soddy, Tennessee — 163 

Winter Garden, Florida 162 

Lindale, Georgia 162 

Thomasvllle, North Carolina 162 

Kingsport (Chestnut Street), Ten- 
nessee - — - 162 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 161 

Albany (8th Avenue), Georgia 161 

Walhalla (No. 2), South Carolina ... 161 

Alma, Georgia - 160 

Baldwin, Gr orgia ... 160 

Adamsville, Alabama .... 159 

Greenville, Tennessee 159 

Eldorado. Illinois .... 158 

Mooresville, North Carolina ... 158 

Athens, Tennessee 158 

Trafford, Alabama 157 

Lancaster, South Carolina 157 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee 157 

La Follette, Tennessee 157 

Chase. Maryland 156 

Erwin, Tennessee 156 

McMinnville. Tennessee 156 

San Pablo, California .... 155 

Lake Wales, Florida 155 

Thomaston, Georgia 155 

Patetown, North Carolina 155 

Claysburg. Pennsylvania 155 

Greenville (Laurens), South Carolina ... . 154 

East Gadsden, Alabama .... ... . 153 

Benton, Illinois . .... 153 

Springfield, North Carolina .... 153 

Miamisburg, Ohio 153 

West Liberty, Kentucky 152 

Greenwood (South), South Carolina .... 152 
Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee ... 152 

Gaffney, South Carolina 151 

Albertsville, Alabama — 150 

Pomona, California 150 

Dalton, Georgia 150 

Waycross (Brunei Street), Georgia .... 150 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio 150 

Collinsville, Illinois 149 

Pinsonfork, Kentucky .... 149 

Dearborn, Michigan 149 

Mlddletown (Rufus), Ohio 149 

Mt. Olive, Tennessee — — 149 

West Danville, Virginia 149 

Parrott, Virginia 149 

St. Louis (Northside), Missouri 148 

Vald'se, North Carolina 148 

Mlddletown (Oxford), Ohio 148 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio 148 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama 147 

Melbourne. Florida 147 

Mt. Olivet, Georgia 147 

West Asheville, North Carolina ... 147 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio 147 

Ontario, California 146 

Warner Robins, Georgia — . 146 

Chester, South Carolina 146 

Talladega, Alabama 145 

Salinas, California . — 145 

Miami (West), Florida 145 

Okeechobee, Florida 145 

Wadesboro, North Carolina 145 

Willard, Ohio 145 

Laurens, South Carolina 145 

Ninety Six, South Carolina 145 

Woodruff, South Carolina 145 

Norfolk, Virginia _ 145 

Chicago (Narrangansett), Illinois 144 

Covington, Louisiana 144 

Biloxl, Mississippi 144 

Greenville, Mississippi 144 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio 144 

Bluefleld, Virginia 144 

Albany (East), Georgia 143 

Rome (East), Grorgla 143 

Asheboro, North Carolina 143 

Fitzgerald, Georgia 142 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia .... 142 
Freeburn, Kentucky 142 



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Ferndale, Michigan — ... . — 142 

Grundy, Virginia .... ... . — 142 

Montgomery, Alabama .... — 141 

Hester Town. North Carolina ._. 141 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas .... 141 

Samoset, Florida .... 140 

Hickory, North Carolina 140 

Prichard, Alabama 139 

Porterville, California 139 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida ._. .._ 139 

Chicago (Bridgeview), Illinois 139 

Lemmon, South Dakota — — . 139 

Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas 139 

MacArthur, West Virginia 139 

Indian Springs, Alabama — 138 

Manatee, Florida — — - 138 

Marietta, Georgia — — — — - 138 

Bradley, Illinois — 138 

Dayton (Richard), Ohio .... 138 

Dyersburg, Tennessee .... ... . — 138 

Roanoke, Virginia — _.. — 138 

West Winter Haven (34th Street), 

Florida _ 137 

Middlesex, North Carolina — 137 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 137 

Kimberly, Alabama — - — - 136 

Clearwater, Florida _ — 136 

Maple Hollow, Tennessee ... . __ 136 

South Boston, Virginia .— 136 

Shepherds Fold, Louisiana — 135 

Houston (No. 2), Texas 135 

Elkins, West Virginia .... .... — - 135 

Muncie, Indiana .... — . - - — 134 

River Rouge, Michigan — . 134 

Greensboro (State), North Carolina .... 134 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 134 

Decatur, Alabama 133 

Blytheville, Arkansas 133 

Piney Grove, Georgia 133 

Crisfield, Maryland — - 133 

Maiden, North Carolina __ — - 133 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio 133 

Georgetown, South Carolina 133 

Warrenville, South Carolina 133 

Solway, Tennessee .... 133 

Sylacauga, Alabama 132 

Taft, Florida — -- 132 

Hagerstown, Maryland — ._. — 132 

Washington, North Carolina .... 132 

Everett, Pennsylvania .... - ... 132 

Springhill, Alabama — - — - 131 

Leesburg, Florida ... ~ — 131 

Homerville, Georgia 131 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania — 131 

North East, Pennsylvania — 131 

Gap Hill, South Carolina 131 

Haines City, Florida 130 

Rome (West), Georgia — 130 

Selma, North Carolina .... .... ._ .... 130 

St. Pauls, North Carolina — _.. 130 

Russell Springs, Kentucky .— 129 

Boonsboro, Maryland ... .... — 129 

Tarboro, North Carolina — — 129 

Middl? Valley, Tennessee 129 

Marked Tree, Arkansas — 128 

Rockmart, Georgia _ — - 128 

China Grove, North Carolina .._ 128 

Logan, West Virginia _. 128 

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 128 

Blythe, California — . — . 127 

Oakley, California .... .... 127 

Mt. Dora, Florida .... 127 

Greenville (Washington Avenue), 

South Carolina 127 

Pensacola, Florida .... — 126 

Bainbridge, Georgia 126 

Carrollton, Georgia ... . — — - 126 

Royal Oak, Michigan 126 

North Wichita Falls, Texas 126 

Morristown, Tennessee — 126 

Oak Ridge, Tennessee ~ 126 

Corona, California — 125 

West Hollywood, Florida - 125 

Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia _ 125 

Wake Forest, North Carolina 125 

West Minot, North Dakota 125 

Findlay, Ohio — . 125 

Brownfield, Texas 125 



NATIONS TOP TEN IN HOME 
DEPARTMENT ATTENDANCE 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 
South Carolina .... .... 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Ten- 
nessee 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), North 
Carolina ... . ... . .... 

East Gadsden, Alabama 

Uhrichsville, Ohio .... .... 

Lynch, Kentucky .... 

Chase, Maryland ... . .... 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia .... 

Lumberton (East), North Carolina 



6,998 

1,720 

749 
650 
650 
645 
600 
578 
575 
560 



TEN STATES HIGHEST IN HOME 
DEPARTMENTS 

South Carolina .... .... .... .... .. 

Florida .... .... .. 

Alabama .._ ._ .... .... .. 

West Virginia .... 

Ohio .... .... .. 

Arkansas .... .... .... .... .. 

Illinois .. .... .... .... _. 

North Carolina 

Tennessee .... .... 

Oklahoma .... ... 



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18 

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REPORT OF NEW SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

Branch Sunday Schools organized since 
June 30, 1961 ._ .... .... __ 43 

New Sunday Schools organized since 
June 30, 1961 .... .... .... .... 86 

Total Sunday Schools organized since 

June 30, 1961 (New and Branch) .... 129 



TEN HIGHEST CHURCHES IN NO. OF 

PERSONAL VISITS BY SUNDAY SCHOOL 

WORKERS 

"Soruls cost soles." Enlist your Sunday 
School workers in systematic and regular 
visitation. It is the Biblical method, and 
it is the best way to reach people for 
Christ and the Sunday School. 

NOTE: Every Sunday School should re- 
port their vistis to their State Director. 
Detroit (Tabernacle), Michigan .._ ._. 5,172 

Samoset, Florida 1,245 

New Haven, Connecticut .... .... 908 

Perry, Florida .... 730 

Hillside, Maryland 612 

Bladenboro. North Carolina .... _ 612 

Ft. Mill, South Carolina .... . 600 

Darlington, South Carolina 488 

Lake Worth, Florida .... .... .... 450 

Cantwell, Missouri .... .... 423 



Y. P. E. 

Average Weekly Attendance 
February 1962 
200 and Over 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 352 

Bradford, Alabama 276 

Cincinnati (Central Parkway), Ohio ... 268 

Middletown (Clayton), Ohio 260 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio .... .. ... 244 

Sevierville (Home for Children), 

Tennessee .... .... ... 242 

Goldsboro, North Carolina _ 239 

Adamsville, Alabama .... .... 238 

Trafford, Alabama .... 227 

Washington, D. C. ... . — . .... 225 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio _ 204 

Sevierville, Tennessee .... .... 203 

150-199 

West Flint, Michigan .... 194 

Collinsville, Illinois .... 192 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida .... 185 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), South 

Carolina 185 

Whitwell, Tennessee .... 182 

South Mt. Zion, Georgia .... .... .... 174 

Masseyline, Alabama ... . .... 169 

Perry, Florida .... 168 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 165 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama .... 160 

Cantwell, Missouri 160 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania .... .... 160 

Erwin, North Carolina 159 

Jacksonville (Garden City), Florida ._ 157 

Brooklyn, Maryland — . ... . .... 157 

Bianton Grove, Georgia .... .... 154 

Richlands, Virginia .... .... 150 

100-149 

Baxley, Georgia .... .... .... 149 

Anniston, Alabama ... . ... . — . 147 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 147 

Pinsonfork, Kentucky .... .... .... 146 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio .... 143 

Decatur, Alabama .... .... 142 

Wilson, North Carolina 139 

Albertville, Alabama 138 

Lenoir City, Tennessee 137 

St. Louis (Gravois), Missouri ... .... .... 136 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida .... 135 

Douglas, Georgia .... ... . .... 133 



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East Bernstadt, Kentucky .... 126 

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Rifle Range, Florida .... .... .... 125 

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Wilmington, North Carolina ... . _ 122 

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Columbus (29th Street). Georgia 120 

Greenville (Woodside Avenue), South 

Carolina — . 119 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida ... 118 

Live Oak, Florida - — . 117 

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bama _ ... . .... ... . — — . 109 

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Paris, Texas .... 104 

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Johnson, Oklahoma ... .... 100 

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Savannah (Anderson Street), Georgia 97 

Vanceburg, Kentucky .... _ _.. ... . 96 

West Fayetteville, North Carolina _ 96 

Tyler, Texas .... .... 96 

Summerville, Georgia .... 95 

Crisfield, Maryland ... . 95 

Richburg, Mississippi .... .... .... 95 

Anderson (McDuffie), South Carolina .... 95 

Owens Chapel, Alabama .... — . 94 

San Pablo, California 94 

Tampa (East), Florida .... .... 94 

Zion, Georgia __ ... . — . 94 

Lawtcn, Oklahoma ... . 94 

Bluefield, Virginia .... .... ... . .... 94 

Piedmont, Alabama .... ... . 93 

Benton, Illinois ... .... .... 93 

Lexington (Liberty), Kentucky 93 

Russell Springs, Kentucky .... ... . ... . .... 93 

Columbia, South Carolina .... 93 

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West Anniston, Alabama 92 

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Birmingham (South Park), Alabama .... 91 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida .... .... 91 

Waycross (Brunei Street), Georgia .... 91 

Salisbury, Maryland __ .... — . 91 

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Carolina .... .... .... .... 91 

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Millville, West Virginia .... ... . 91 

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Laurens, South Carolina .... .... 90 

Fyffe, Alabama 89 

Republic, Alabama .... _ 89 

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Selma, California _ 89 

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LOVING 



ENOUGH 



"Love suffereth long, and is kind," 1 Cor. 13:4. 

fluNE USUALLY ABOUNDS with evidences of 

jl love and romance. A boy meets a girl and in 
ST that ecstatic moment a spark is ignited which 
L/ could become either a flame or a blaze. Young 
lovers whisper endearments and pledge their eternal 
devotion. A separation becomes sheer misery as sweet- 
hearts contemplate the eternity of moments apart. 
Tender smiles are exchanged with a lifted eyebrow 
to indicate some personal, special message. Hands 
touch briefly or lingeringly to speak the language 
that only lovers know. Hearts respond warmly to merge 
into singleness of purpose and desire. Respect, con- 
sideration and adoration weld two hearts and two 
lives together as they marvel at the strength of love. 

As we view this rosey haze of courtship and honey- 
moon, I should like to observe that one of the abiding 
evidences of true love is that o f concern, tolerance 
and kindness. Love stimulates a desire to understand 
and to respond to a need. Love seeks an opportunity 
to reflect itself in a service of devotion. No love is 
genuine which cannot produce qualities of gracious- 
ness and kindliness. A marriage which lacks in basic 
kindness, lacks in love. 

Aside from, or in addition to the consideration of 
love and marriage, there is a great need for old- 
fashioned kindness to be widely manifested today. 
Many burdens could be lightened, heartaches dimin- 
ished and problems solved if there could be more un- 
derstanding practiced. Great improvements have been 
made in the living standards, but there is no real 
betterment of genuine kindness. Someone said, "Kind- 
ness is a language which the deaf can hear and the 
blind can see." No one outgrows the need for it and 
should never get beyond the capacity to give it. 

This grace should certainly be prominent among 
God's people. It is very shocking to witness Christians 
who try to impress others with piety and faith, who 
testify of their sacrifice and stewardship, but who 
have never learned how to be kind. A distinguishing 
characteristic of Christ was His marvelous compassion 
and incomparable kindness. His impatience was al- 
ways directed toward the hypocrite, not toward the 
person who really needed help. 

We are not to confuse kindness with weakness. 
Only truly strong persons are capable of kindness. 
Perhaps it requires more strength to be kind than 
it does to be courageous. Indeed, often it requires a 
great deal of courage to be kind. Some unknown writer 
said, "Kindness is not a passive acceptance of wrong 
and stupidity; it is paying hate with love, and greed 
with the joy of giving; it is turning fear into caution, 
resistance into cooperation, ignorance into intelligence, 




BY LEWIS 



WILLI! 



irritation into benediction." Kindness is the stuff 
which creates happiness, both to the one who receives 
and the one who gives it. 

Kindness is quite like many other graces, the more 
you practice it the easier it becomes. Perhaps it is 
well illustrated by the conversation between two boys 
as reported by the Free Churchman. 'Wouldn't you 
hate to wear glasses?" the smaller asked of his chum. 
"N-n-no," answered the other reflectively. "Not if 
I had my grandmother's kind. They make her see 
just how to mend broken things, and help her to 
find lots of nice things to do on rainy days. She sees 
when folks are tired or sorry, and what'll make 'em 
feel better, and she always sees what you meant to 
do, even if you haven't got things quite right. I asked 
her one day how she could see that way all the time, 
and she said it was the way she had learned to look 
at things as she grew older. So I know it's those 
spectacles of hers." 

Young people could well take a lesson from this 
little story. The spectacles are, of course, not impor- 
tant. Eyes which can see the needs of others, hearts 
that respond in sympathy and hands that render lov- 
ing deeds are important. Nothing causes a young man 
to grow so tall or a young lady to become so gracious 
as the capacity to be kind. The ability to share the 
burdens of others and to respond with kind under- 
standing love characterized most of the great persons 
of history. 

The Reverend Phillip Jerome Cleveland tells the 
following story. "It was a bitter, raw day along the 
Thames, and an aged blind man, his fingers blue with 
cold, labored to play a cheap violin. Two well-dressed 
gentlemen paused. One, in broken English, inquiied, 
'No luck, eh? Nobody give money? . . . Make them. 
Play until they open.' 

"Suddenly he reached out and took the violin. He 
flourished the bow like a conductor's baton, then start- 
ed along the streets. The cheap, cherry-red fiddle 
leaped to life. It became a thing of incredible anima- 
tion; notes danced, raced in a mad, tremendous scram- 
ble . . . Men and women listened, spell-bound. Then 
the music stopped, and a hatful of silver clatteied 
into the blind man's pockets. 'Your name?' pleaded 
the old fellow as fiddle and bow were returned. 

"The other gentleman spoke. 'He is called — Pagani- 
ni.' " 

Thus, we see the truly great souls respond in kind- 
ness because they are great. Small, withered souls 
are not able to respond with such warmth and ex- 
pression. One must have a capacity to love — to feel — 
to share. This capability should be especially distinct 
among those upon whom God's love has graciously 
fallen. His love within us will cause us to be long- 
sufiering — and kind. 



/OrETTY BLOND Joan Wilson 
/— ^ came out of the high school 

/ building and started down 
the steps, just as Matthew Randall 
emerged through the gym door. 

"Hey, Joan," he called. 

Joan paused. She felt a warm 
glow of pride when the handsome 
senior, and a newcomer, to Clark- 
ston High, fell into step beside her. 

They moved on down the walk 
where some of their classmates 
were standing. "What's the word?" 
Mat asked. 

The group turned and laughed, 
"We're observing our sky pilots," 
Rusty Edgerton announced. A 1 1 
eyes followed his gaze to a group 
of underclassmen crossing the 
street. 

"Sky pilots?" Mat asked, frown- 
ing. 

"Oh, I forgot that you're new 
here," Rusty said. "That group 
across the street have organized a 
Bible club. They go around spouting 
religion. They're out to reform the 
world," Rusty emphasized his re- 
mark with a wry grin. 

"Is that bad?" Mat asked. 

Virginia Nelson answered him, 
"Can you imagine anything more 
dull than religion?" 

Mat ignored her remark and 
asked, "Who is that pretty girl 
with the dark hair?" 

"That my good man," Mike Moore 
said with a grand flourish, "is 
Joan's sister, Martha Wilson. She's 
their leader." 

Mat looked at Joan and said, "Oh, 
your sister, I didn't know." 

"Don't blame Joan," Polly Lewis 
giggled. "She can't help it if her 
younger sister is a little queer." 

Joan felt a hot blush creeping up 
her neck. She wished the sidewalk 
would open and swallow her. 

They moved on to the corner. 
Rusty stopped and announced, 
"Who's going with me to the Hub 
for a cold drink?" 

"Me," was voiced in unison, ex- 
cept Joan and Mat. 

"Going with us, Joan?" Polly 
asked. 

"Not tonight," Joan answered. 
She hoped they hadn't noticed her 
red face. 



"What about you, Mat?" some- 
one asked. 

"Sorry, maybe some other time," 
Mat turned in the opposite direc- 
tion and called back, "See you to- 
morrow." 

Joan crossed the street, she had 
an urge to run. She quickly covered 
the five blocks to her home; her 
anger mounting with every step. 

She burst in on her mother in 
the kitchen. She dropped her books 
down on the table and exclaimed, 
"Mother, you've simply got to talk 
to Martha. I can't stand any 
more!" 

"Whatever for?" Mrs. Wilson 
asked surprised. 

"Martha is making me the laugh- 
ing stock of the senior class, with 
that Bible club she's organized. Do 
you know what they are being 
called— Sky Pilots!" 

"Now Joan, don't you think you 
are taking Martha a little too seri- 
ously. There is nothing wrong with 
her organizing a Bible study club," 
Mrs. Wilson reasoned. 

Joan grabbed her books and left 
the kitchen saying, "It's always 
like this, you simply refuse to un- 
derstand!" 

JOAN WENT to her 
room and dropped down on the bed. 
Tears were dangerously close to 
the surface, "Mat Randall will 
never look at me again," she 
wailed inwardly. 

The door opened and closed down 
stairs; Joan heard Martha say, 
"Mother, I'm home." 

Joan's temper blazed as she lis- 
tened to Martha humming a hap- 
py little tune as she came up the 
stairs. Joan jerked the door open 
and snapped, "Martha Wilson, I 
want to talk to you. Why do you 
insist on disgracing me with that 
religious bit you and that club are 
spouting to everyone!" 

Martha stopped and said pa- 
tiently, "I have tried to explain to 
you, Joan. Our club members have 
given their hearts to Christ. That's 
the least we can do; He gave His 
life on the cross for our sin." 

Joan whirled, she was too angry 
to say more; she closed her door 
with a bang. 



Martha paused in the hall for 
a moment. She lifted her mind and 
heart heavenward and prayed, 
"Give Joan peace, Father. I've tried 
to help her to understand and she 
refuses to listen. Please show her 
the way. Amen." 

That evening Martha was setting 
the dining room table. Joan was in 
the kitchen helping with the eve- 
ning meal. Joan carried a tray of 
ice water to the dining room, just 
as the phone rang; and Martha 
answered it. 

Martha listened a moment and 
exclaimed, "Oh, John, that's great. 
That makes twenty-six." She hung 
up and announced, "That was 
John Noland, he just signed anoth- 
er member for our Bible Study 
club." Martha's face was radiant. 

Joan turned and stalked back to 
the kitchen. 

The next day Joan sat alone in 
the cafeteria. She was too miser- 
able for human companionship, 
until Mat carried his tray over and 
inquired, "Do you mind if I share 
this booth?" 

Joan moved her tray and said, 
"Not at all." 

"Noodle soup, my favorite," Mat 
exclaimed. He got set for a big 
bit of hamburger, and smiled at 
Joan. She was picking at her food. 

"Say, Joan," Mat began, between 
bites, "are you going to be busy 
tonight?" 

"Not too busy," Joan answered. 
She suddenly felt hungry. 

"Dad's letting me have the car. 
Could I pick you up at seven?" 
Mat queried, and grinned boyish- 
ly. 

"I guess so, what do you have 
planned?" Joan asked. 

"Something that I think you'll 
like," he answered. 

"What, for instance?" Joan per- 
sisted. 

"Do you trust me?" Mat asked, 
grinning broadly. 

"Well — I guess so," Joan an- 
swered. She wasn't sure she liked 
games. 

"Let's keep it a surprise," Mat 
said. 

"Mat—," Joan said, then paused, 



"I can't leave town." 

"I can't either," Mat answered 
honestly. "Dad would have a fit if 
I took the car out on the freeway. 
He trusts my driving, but he 
doesn't trust the traffic." Mat 
looked at his watch and exclaimed, 
"I have to talk to the coach; see 
you tonight." 

THAT EVENING Mar- 
tha came down the stairs carrying 
her Bible. "Going so soon?" her 
mother asked. 

"Yes," Martha answered softly. 
"Some of us have to go early to 
distribute song books. We're having 
a guest speaker. The regional di- 
rector of the Youth for Christ." 
She kissed her mother and left. 

Joan put her text book aside and 
dashed up to her room. In a few 
minutes she returned. She whirled 
around for the benefit of her par- 
ents and said, "How do I look?" 

"Lovely," her mother answered. 

"Where is that young Matthew 
Randall taking you, Joan?" her fa- 
ther asked. 

"Well — I don't know for sure. He 
wants it to be a surprise; but I 
think I know," Joan answered. 
"You know that home talent that's 
playing at the hall, I think he has 
tickets. There's nothing else to go 
to." 

"They told me they had sold out 
weeks ago," her father informed 
her. 

"Maybe Mat's parents got the 
tickets and they're letting him 
have them," Joan speculated. 

A car stopped in the drive and 
Joan's father said, "Joan, don't for- 
get the rule. No out-of-t own 
drives." 

"Yes, Daddy," Joan advanced to 
the door. She let Mat in and in- 
troduced him to her parents. She 
got her coat and they were soon 
on their way. 

"Now," Joan began, "what's the 
surprise?" 

"Trust me a few minutes long- 
er?" Mat smiled mischievously. 

Suddenly, Joan noticed they were 
skirting the main part of town. 
Mat drove out to the edge of town 
and turned down a side street, and 
stopped in front of the church. 



"Mat, this is the church?" Joan 
said, puzzled. 

"Do you mind, Joan?" Mat asked 
seriously. 

"No, of course not, but what 
could be going on here?" 

"You'll see," Mat said. The serv- 
ice had begun. 
They sat down 
near the back of 
the church. 



said, "Turn your By Nellie DunQWOV 



A tall stately 
young man, not 
much older than 
Mat was in the 
pulpit. After the 
song service he 

Bibles to Luke 11:1-3 and Matthew 
6:5-15. Tonight we are going to 
study Jesus' instructions in prayer. 
I'll read the entire text first." 

Joan noticed that Mat had taken 
a small Bible from his pocket and 
was turning to the text. The young 
man in the pulpit began to read. 
Joan marveled at the beauty and 
rhythm of the words. "He's an ex- 
pert," she thought. 

When the meeting was over, Joan 
felt a little dazed. She hadn't 
quite understood what she had 
heard. She and Mat were the first 
ones to the door. The young speak- 
er greeted Mat with exuberance. 

"I thought I would see you to- 
night. I heard about your father 
being transferred. How do you like 
it here?" he asked. 

"Fine," Mat answered. "I've 
missed the old crowd." 

"I've missed your help," the 
young man said. "Have you made 
any plans for next summer?" 

"Not for sure. Oh, Mark, I want 
you to meet Joan Wilson," that 
was the first time he had an op- 
portunity to introduce her to his 
friend. They shook hands and went 
out. 

In THE CAR, Joan felt 
ill at ease. "You knew that young 
man somewhere else?" Joan asked. 

"Yes, we grew up in the same 
town, back in Ohio. I helped him 
organize Bible Study groups at va- 
cation time." 

"Mat — ?" Joan didn't quite know 

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THELMA COULDN'T BE 



Four Places at Once 



A TRUE STORV 



£— I HELMA SAT IN the office 

* / of Helen Ruth Carlton, one 

». / of the teachers at the 

Multnomah School of the Bible. In 
crisp, hurried sentences Thelma 
had been telling of the plans she 
and her husband had for the com- 
ing summer. 

"Sounds splendid," Miss Carlton 
beamed, "but I wish you could go 
with me on the Willis Shank this 
summer. The boat will take a group 
of young people up the coast of 
British Columbia to teach V.B.S. 
to the children of the loggers and 
the Klakwala Indians. We have a 
real need for married couples." 

Thelma smiled. She disliked to 
turn down a real need, but the 
summer seemed so full. Still she 
could not flatly refuse, so she said, 
"I'll tell Ross and we'll pray about 
going." 

"You do that and the Lord will 
guide," Miss Carlson replied. 

Thelma nodded and walked out 
of the office. Guidance was so im- 
portant. She had only one life and 
every minute of it was given to 
the Lord, to serve Him in the right 
place. Yet, it would certainly take 
a close walk if she were to have 
the Lord's guidance for the sum- 
mer. So many excellent places for 
service were open! 

Thelma and Ross were graduat- 
ing from Multnomah and had ap- 
plied to the Central American Mis- 
sion. They felt they should do depu- 



tation work to line up supporters 
and prayer helpers. They wanted 
very much to attend the confer- 
ence held by the New Testament 
Missionary Union, because it would 
be helpful. And too, they had been 
asked by the Student Missionary 
Council to return to Oregon and 
teach V.B.S. in the places they had 
taught last year. But she told Ross, 
"Miss Carlton would like us to pray 
about going with the Willis Shank 
to British Columbia this summer." 

The young wife and husband 
prayed, together and then alone. 
Perhaps the Lord would show them 
His place by His providence. 

A little later the mission board 
wrote that they had better wait a 
year before making immediate 
plans to go to the field. Very well, 
that eliminated one of the places. 
Then, by checking the dates they 
found that the conference and the 
sailing of the Willis Shank would 
not conflict. They could finish 
school, attend the conference, and 
be in Seattle by the sailing date 
of July 1. It was then that Ross 
announced, "Honey, I think I know 
where the Lord wants us to go." 

"So do I," Thelma answered, for 
within her heart had been an ever- 
growing desire to return to Oregon 
to see if those they had led to the 
Lord were going on with Him. To 
be sure that each one did not in- 
fluence the other, she suggested, 
"Let's write down our guidance on 



separate sheets of paper and com- 
pare them." 

"All right," he agreed. 

She wrote Oregon on her slip of 
paper and they exchanged. She 
read Willis Shank and thought, 
"This can't be. The Lord can't be 
guiding a married couple two dif- 
ferent ways. Something must be 
wrong." She sighed and said, "We'll 
have to pray more." 

They PRAYED in the 
days which followed but with the 
thousand things they had to do at 
school, there was little time to be 
alone and actually listen to the 
Lord. Yet, as Thelma read her Bi- 
ble, one fact became evident to her 
heart. Sarah followed Abraham in- 
to the land of Canaan. Rebekah had 
gone to Isaac. Rachel had followed 
Jacob back to his old home. Miri- 
am had gone along with her broth- 
er Moses. The women had followed 
the man. God's plan for a wife was 
to follow her husband; so she said, 
"All right, Ross, we'll take your 
guidance." 

They applied to the Marine Med- 
ical Mission. After graduation, they 
went to the beach where the mis- 
sionary conference was being held. 
There Thelma had time to be 
alone with the Lord. 

She sat on the beach and as she 
watched the sea gulls in the wind, 

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Homes Built Upon the 

Sure Foundation 

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SSMJBgSLl} 




-'- By Wallace A. Ely 




A YOUNG LADY poured out 
// her soul in anguish to her 
_x \i pastor because her home 
had come to shipwreck. "Please do 
something. I will follow any in- 
structions that you give me," she 
whimpered. 

"I have done all I know to do. 
You know I pled that you make 
your home Christian from the 
start. When you plan anything and 
leave God out, your plans must 
fail one way or another, sooner or 
later," her pastor reminded her. 

"When we married we went on 
a month's honeymoon," she began 
with a smile oozing through her 
grief like a sunbeam through a 
storm cloud. "We went to Niagara 
Falls and other places that honey- 
mooners with the highest privileges 
go. Naturally we did not go to 
church. We were among rank 
strangers, and besides, we did not 
know the location of the church- 
es," she explained. 

"So you lacked a lot making God 
first in your home. The first timber 
was placed into the foundation of 
your home outside the church. 
God's children are your brothers 
and sisters in Christ wherever they 
may be. Your going to church 
would have let you meet and know 
your brothers and sisters in Christ 
whom you could know no other 
way. Now you likely never will 
meet them. You could have brought 
back to our church plans and 
methods that our church could 
have no other way. Now our church 
will never have them like you would 
have brought them at that time," 
her pastor told her. 

"P o s s i b 1 y," the bride of six 



months said with a high degree of 
unconcern. 

"You have not been to church 
since you came back from your 
honeymoon," her pastor reminded 
her. 

"When we got back from our 
honeymoon, we were given so many 
receptions, breakfasts, lunches, and 
dinners that we had no time to 
go to church. We were up until 
after midnight every Saturday night 
so we had to sleep late every Sun- 
day morning. When my husband 
returned to his office, he was be- 
hind with his work. This forced 
him to work long hours catching 
up. I had to give much time to 
my household duties, as I wanted 
to set up a model home," she in- 
sisted. 

"These are the things that you 
have accepted as having first val- 
ue. The tragedy is that they could 
never do for your home what the 
church could have done. God is 
all powerful in healing homes that 
have been wounded by the cares 
of this world, or recreating homes 
that have been wrecked by a de- 
parture from His divine plan," the 
pastor insisted. 

HOMES THAT are not 
Christian from the start seldom 
furnish active Christians later. 
Those who do much active lead- 
ership in the church are almost 
always those whose homes were 
Christian from the start. 

Churches have a tremendous re- 
sponsibility in the matter of plan- 
ning for and reaching their newly- 
weds. They are not unreachable, 
but they are neglected. They can 



be won if church members make an 
all-out effort to win them. 

A class or classes for young mar- 
ried persons is one of the most ef- 
fective ways to tie newly-weds to 
the Sunday School. Young married 
people are not attracted by an ar- 
rangement for them to meet with 
unmarried young people, and 
young unmarried people find that 
they have little in common with 
young married people. It will pro- 
mote congeniality with both groups 
to have young married people's 
classes. 

It is important to remember that 
the interests of husbands and wives 
are different enough that a class 
for married young men and one 
for married young women should 
be organized. Couples' classes will 
not prove best. 

Life in general is different for 
young married people to that of 
young unmarried people. Expectant 
mothers will find the most con- 
genial situation possible in a class 
for young married women. Young 
mothers with infant children will 
find a class for young married 
women far more satisfactory than 
meeting with the unmarried young 
ladies. 

When we save young married 
people for the cause of Christ, we 
have done a great work. We help 
them build their homes upon the 
sure foundation. The infants and 
small children in the nursery, who 
would not have been there had the 
church not saved their parents for 
the cause of Christ, multiply the 
good done. In them the church 
helps lives build upon the sure 
foundation from the start. 





A 


HAPPY 


FATHER 


USUALLY 


ENJOYS 


A 


HAPPY 


FATHER'S DAY 



By Margaret N. Freeman 



y~% OYD FOSTER RATTLED the 

/I ^ church bulletin, annoyed 
(/—s that the Reverend Mr. Wat- 
er's words struck him in a newly 
vulnerable spot. 

" 'Where is the flock that was 
given thee, thy beautiful flock?' " 
read the old minister. The light 
coming through the stained glass 
windows bathed his face with sud- 
den glory. 

"And that is my text this Lord's 
Day," he said, his voice sonorous, 
urgent, "and what text could be 
more appropriate for Father's 
Day?" 

Boyd snorted mentally. Father's 
Day! That brought him back to the 
breakfast table and his son's ex- 
cited: "Dad, am I glad you're home 
for our Father's Day program the 
Sunday School is giving before the 
evening service. I'm going to make 
a speech!" 

"Fine, Son!" he'd approved. "I'm 
glad you're learning to speak in 
public. You'll find it an inestimable 
aid in the business world someday. 
And I'm sorry, Bobby, that I can't 
be there to hear it, but I've an ap- 
pointment tonight with Grey Hard- 
ing. I know you'll do a swell job, 
though." 

"But — Dad!" Bobby sputtered, 
"this is Father's Day. We're honor- 
ing our dads. All the rest of them 
will be there!" 




"I'm sorry, Son," he'd answered. 
"I made this date with Mr. Hard- 
ing to thresh over a business angle 
I want settled before I leave for the 
West next week." 

"Dad — !" Bobby wailed 

"Bobby!" he had reproved. 

Bobby stumbled from the table, 
his face averted. "Excuse me, I've 
got to feed Scuffy!" 

"Wait! we're not through — " 
Boyd began. 

"Let him go!" Alice said clearly. 

"Alice! Aren't you always after 
him about manners?" 

"Can't you see his feelings are 
crushed — that he must get away to 
hide his tears?" Alice's voice 
shrilled with hurt. 

"Because I can't attend the pro- 
gram tonight?" Boyd sputtered. 
"Why, that's kid stuff!" 
"Not to him!" 
Alice retorted. 
"He's practiced all 
week. When he 
heard you'd be home 
this week end, 
he went wild with 
joy. O Boyd can't 
you see he needs you?" 

"Alice! Are you accusing me of 
not being a good father? Doesn't he 
have a generous allowance? Isn't he 
well-dressed, nourishingly fed, am- 
ply sheltered? I recall he has a new 
bicycle, a tennis court, every con- 



ceivable 

ball. I'm 

here nearly 

every week end. 

He needs me, you say. I'm here!" 

"In body!" said Alice succinctly. 
"O Boyd," she shook her head 
wearily, "I know you have an im- 
portant, demanding job, but Sunday 
isn't a day to give to business, 
Dear." 

"Nor do I, ordinarily. We always 
attend church, don't we? Children 
get over these upsets. I'm sure Bob- 
by has forgotten already." 



FATHER'S 



Alice shook her head, her eyes 
troubled. "We must get ready for 
Sunday School now," she said. 

BOBBY CAME in, traces 

of tears in dirty streaks on his face. 

"Hurry and clean up, Bobby," 

said his mother. "Wear your yellow 



8 



shirt this morning so you'll have 
your white one clean for the pro- 
gram tonight." 

"I don't know if I'll go to the old 
program," Bobby said. "It's not so 
hot anyhow." 

"Of course you'll go," said his fa- 
ther. "You said you were making a 
speech. That means you've got to 
be there." 

"Well," Bobby wavered, "if you 
say so, I will, if you'll take me 
fishing next Sunday, will you, 
Dad?" 

"No, Bobby, not Sunday. Some 
things we don't do on Sunday, you 
know." He hesitated before his 
son's clear-eyed gaze. He put his 
hand on the boy's shoulder and 
began awkwardly: "You do under- 
stand about tonight — " 

"It's okay," Bobby answered, 
darting away to dress. 

So they got ready for church — 
Alice, sweet and gay; Bobby, his 
usual talkative self. Boyd, as he 
looked at them, felt suddenly de- 
pressed. 

What a wonderful pair! How 
trim they look! They can't com- 
plain I'm not a good provider! he 
thought proudly, noting the texture 
of Alice's exquisite blue dress, the 
dainty matching hat, and fresh 
white gloves; Bobby's expensively 
tailored slacks and linen shirt, and 
his own immaculate gray flannel. 
We look fine! Immediately he felt 
his own exuberant self. Bobby has 
forgotten already. Alice coddles 
him a bit too much, which is to be 
expected with me away so much. 
We must talk that over when I 
have time. He entered the church 
doors in a genial, expansive mood, 
which remained undimmed until 
the minister read his text. 

He glanced from Alice's serene, 
intent face to Bobby, leaning his 
dark head against his mother's 
shoulder. His heart swelled at the 
thought of his son — so eager, so 
active, so trusting. Were there still 
traces of tears in the dark eyes? 
Bobby, as if sensing his father's 
troubled look, turned with an ador- 
ing, radiant smile that said as 
clearly as if he's spoken: "It's okay, 
Dad!" 

Instead of being 



comforted, Boyd felt almost ill. Son, 
I'll make it up to you later, he 
vowed. He had a sudden fierce de- 
sire to ruffle his son's dark hair 
and hug him tightly, as if in that 
way he could stop time, and savor 
to the fullest the golden goodness 
of the present. 

The Reverend Mr. Waters began 
one of his apt illustrations. Boyd 
couldn't resist illustrations. He had 
used them in closing many a busi- 
ness deal. 

"Suppose today someone en- 
trusted you with a magnificent 
stone worth thousands of dollars 
and said: 'Take care of this for me 
tonight.' Would your sleep be as 
tranquil and untroubled as last 
night's sleep, or would you tremble 
with responsibility and sit up on 
guard all night? 

"Listen, you fathers," Boyd felt 
his head pulling forward to meet 
the urgency in the minister's voice. 
"You have children in your home, 
that little lad there — " Boyd 
thought in sudden bewilderment: 
Is he talking solely to me? — 

"That little child entrusted to 
your care, you would not trade him 
for the costliest jewel. Though you 
tremble at the responsibility of 
guarding precious stones, yet you 
go carelessly through life without 
taking thought of your responsibil- 
ity in shaping that child's precious 
soul." 

BOYD'S SPIRIT groaned. 
How long since he had really en- 
joyed his son's comradeship? Could 
it be two years since Alice had 
bronchial pneumonia and the bills 
had mounted so staggeringly? He 
had gone to his boss in despera- 
tion. "I can't advance you here 
now," his superior said, "but if you 
want to go on the road you can 
make more money." 

"It will be only three or four 
months until we get the bills 
caught up," Boyd promised a tear- 
ful Alice and a whimpering Bobby 
who bade him goodby on week 
ends. But the months had stretched 
into a year — a year and a half — 
two years. 

Now he thought: / never have 
time to talk to Bobby any more 



and know what he's really think- 
ing. We don't play together — make 
things. I don't know his friends. 
Even Alice and I never get every- 
thing talked through. Usually 
weary, he rested on week ends, got 
his clothes in order or gathered up 
the loose ends at the office. He 
had surprised himself that he had 
real sales ability. The debts 
cleared; now he provided lavishly 
for his family. 

"Friend," the minister's voice 
penetrated his thoughts, "how shall 
you face your heavenly Father 
without those He has given?" 

With a pang resembling actual 
physical pain, Boyd followed the 
minister's query. 

"Every parent will stand before 
the great Judge one day and hear 
the burning question: 'Where is 
the flock that was given thee, thy 
beautiful flock?' 

"Will you be able to answer: 'Be- 
hold, I and the children whom the 
Lord hath give me'?" 

The soft summer air drifted in 
through the windows, heavy with 
the perfume of early June roses. 
Boyd thought he would never again 
smell a rose without the poignant 
reminder: "Where is the flock that 
was given thee, thy beautiful 
flock?" 

He stumbled out of 

church, vaguely remembering to 
grasp the minister's hand in greet- 
ing, not knowing what he spoke 
to other worshipers. He ate his din- 
ner dutifully, though it tasted dry 
as sawdust. Bobby and Alice 
thought him weary and left 
him to rest. His mind a turmoil, 
his emotions seething, he gave him- 
self a complete mental flogging. 

He had worn the cloak of a 
Christian, but how poorly he had 
lived the life of a Christian father 
in setting a standard of conduct 
and example! Yes, Bobby was a 
good boy but this morning's out- 
burst had proved he needed a fa- 
ther's strong stand. Bobby stood 
at the crossroads. Boyd's head sank 
in his hands as his petitions winged 
upward to the throne of mercy 
above, pleading his heavenly Fa- 

(Continued on page 23) 



JNVENTOR, PRINTER, publisher, patriot, diplo- 
mat, author, proverb-maker! Benjamin Franklin 
achieved incomparable success as all of these. 
Every year that passes adds new luster to his fame. 
Among the great and true things he has said or 
written, nothing to me quite compares with his call 
to prayer on that last morning of the fifth week of 
the memorable Constitutional Convention in Phil- 
adelphia in 1787. 

June 16 of that year it was, and so I like to call 
this Franklin's June 16 address. There is no fitter time 
to renew acquaintance with this call to prayer than 
on our country's birthday. 

Harry F. Atwood has well said that "in our Con- 
stitutional Convention were assembled the great- 



By Norman C. Schlichrer 



BENJAMIN 
FRANKLIN'S 




est body of men from the standpoint of physical vigor, 
mental acumen, and moral courage, that ever met 
together for human achievement." 

When William Pitt read the constitution which these 
men finally adopted on September 17, 1787, he ex- 
claimed: "It will be the wonder and admiration of 
all future generations." Every American that loves 
this document hopes and prays that this prophecy 
will hold true! 

When June 16 of our Constitutional year came 
around, that marvelous body of men just men- 
tioned, after more than four weeks of deliberation, 
had not yet agreed on a single sentence, or even on a 
single word. Indeed, there was so little hope that they 
could be brought into agreement on anything that they 
were about to adjourn. Had that happened, the whole 
course of our national history might have been altered. 

That was the situation there in that City of Brother- 
ly Love on that fateful morning when Benjamin 
Franklin, whom many historians now hold to have 
been the wisest man of the group, rose and ad- 
dressed George Washington, the chairman, with the 
courtesy and tact of which he was an acknowledged 
master. Then turning to his fellow delegates, he said: 
Mr. President, the small progress we have made 



after four or five weeks' close attention and 
continual reasonings with each other, our differ- 
ent sentiments on almost every question, sev- 
eral of the last producing as many noes as ayes, 
is, methinks, a melancholy proof of the imper- 
fection of human understanding. We indeed seem 
to feel our own want of political wisdom, since we 
have been running all about in search of it. We 
have gone back to ancient history for models of 
government and examined the different forms of 
republics which, having been originally formed 
with the seeds of their own dissolution, now no 
longer exist; and we have viewed modern states 
all around Europe, but find none of their con- 
stitutions suitable in our circumstances. 

In this situation of this assembly, as it were, in 
the dark to find political truth, and scarce able 
to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it 
happened, sir, that we have not hitherto thought of 
humbly applying to the Father of Lights to il- 
luminate our understandings? ... I have lived, 
sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more 
convincing proofs I see of the truth, that God 
governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow 
cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it 
probable that an empire can rise without His aid? 
We have been assured, sir, in the Sacred Writings, 
that "except the Lord build the house, they labor 
in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I 
also believe that without His concurring aid we 
shall succeed in this political building no better 
than the builders of Babel; we shall be divided by 
our little, partial, local interests, our project will 
be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a 
reproach and a byword down to future ages. And, 
what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from this 
unfortunate instance, despair of establishing gov- 
ernment by human wisdom and leave it to chance, 
war, conquest. I therefore beg leave to move: 
That hereafter prayers, imploring the assistance 
of Heaven and its blessing on our deliberations, be 
held in this assembly every morning before we 
proceed to business, and that one, or more, of 
the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in 
that service. 

Franklin's motion was seconded but not voted on, 
yet from that moment progress was made in framing 
the document which Gladstone once said was "the 
greatest piece of work ever struck off at a given 
time by the brain and purpose of man." 

When Franklin had ended his call to prayer, Wash- 
ington, who had not taken any part in the discussion 
up to then, rose and made the historic speech of two 
sentences, the second and shortest of which was as 
follows: 

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and 
honest can repair; the event is in the hands of 
God. 

Fiske, the eminent historian, has wisely said that 
this speech of Washington "ought to be written on the 
walls of every legislative hall, state and national, in 
this country." And I add, "On the walls of every high 
school in our land." 



10 




•as? 



SO 

YOU WANT TO 

BECOME A 

BIBLE 

TRANSLATOR 



By Grace V. Watkins 



A BIBLE TRANSLATOR?" you say airily. "His 

// work must be a snap! He sits in a lawn chair 

^/\f in the shade of a nice, cool tree, with a Bible 

and a native dictionary at his finger tips, and works 

along pleasantly, doing a literal translation." 

If that's your mental picture of Bible translation, 
toss the notion out the window! You couldn't be more 
wrong. 

Here's a second "popular" idea about Bible trans- 
lation that rates a flunk: that languages of isolated, 
primitive people are "very simple"; that such lan- 
guages have only a few hundred words; and that 
there "simply isn't any grammar." 

For being complicated, English or French isn't in 
it compared to the Zulu language of South Africa, 
which has as many fine distinctions as ancient Greek. 
Swahili, spoken in the Congo, has such an involved 
grammar that each verb can be used in ten thou- 
sand different ways, counting forms with prefixes 
and suffixes. Some tongues encountered by Bible 
translators are more complicated than ancient Greek 
and Latin. 

"Literal translation" might have some "perfectly aw- 
ful" results. For sometimes a passage with deep spir- 
itual significance for you or me would be "the wrong 
way around" in another language. For example, we 
love the sentence, "Behold, I stand at the door, and 
knock"; but in Zanaki land on the shores of Lake Vic- 
toria in Africa, only robbers knock at the door. A 
friend stands outside and calls out the name of the 
one living in the hut. What did translators do? They 
rendered the passage, "Behold, I stand at the door, 
and call." 

Have you ever wondered if the basic truths of the 
Bible would be "hard to get across" to primitive peo- 
ples with no Christian background? Strange as it may 
seem, they're not. When the Bible is translated into 
their own language and its timeless truths are inter- 
preted in terms of their own figures of speech and 
familiar idioms, it sinks deeply into their under- 
standing. 

In fact, the Bible translators themselves, familiar 
as they are with the Word, often get new insights 
from the meaningful phrases of primitive peoples. In 
Bolivia, for instance, the Quechua Indians describe 
the peace of God in the words, "God makes us sit 
down in our hearts." Ivory Coast Baoule people speak 
of "joy" as "having a song in the body." The Tzeltal 



Indians of southern Mexico speak of "faith" as "hang- 
ing onto with the heart." Rich concepts indeed! 

Thorny though the problems are which translators 
face in working with languages that have been re- 
duced to writing, these are multiplied when the trans- 
lator faces a language which has no alphabet or 
written form. And there are millions of people who 
speak such tongues in widely scattered parts of the 
earth. 

One OF THE most significant develop- 
ments, Bible-translation-wise, has been the establish- 
ment in recent years of the Summer Institutes of 
Linguistics. The Universities of Oklahoma, North Da- 
kota, and Washington are hosts to these institutes, 
and in 1960 affiliation was made with the University 
of the Philippines. There are similar schools also in 
Australia and England. 

The ten weeks course of the Summer Institute of 
Linguistics is rich fare indeed for those delving into 
Bible translation. Enrollees learn skills needed for 
learning, writing, and describing unwritten languages. 
They are trained in recording and reproducing non- 
English sounds, in alphabet formation, and in diction- 
ary editing. They also learn how to deal with gram- 
mar and with sound systems and how to construct 
a primer. They get intensive training in theory of 
tone, intonation, stress, and quantity. They get good 
practice by recording the sounds of the languages of 
various foreign speakers they meet on the campus. 

Such a variety of material is used that a qualified 
graduate is prepared to face any language he may 
meet, even though there may be no literature in or 
about it. 

One of the first experiences of the new student is 
to work with a native speaker of some little-known 
tongue. Here he gets actual "field work" experience. 
He must early learn the "monolingual approach," 
which is the technique used when no interpreter is 
around, when gestures and pointing must be the 
first steps in learning a native language! 

Along with these Summer Institutes of Linguistics, 
the Wycliffe Bible Translators organization has sent 
teams of linguists into more than 225 different little- 
known language groups in 12 different countries, test- 
ing techniques in alphabet design, primer construc- 
tion, Bible translation, etc. These teams work not only 
with the Bible societies but with national govern- 
ments, departments of education, state and national 
universities, denominational and mission groups, 
linguistic societies, etc. 

At the latest count, 1,156 languages of the world 
now have at least one book of the Bible in their own 
tongue. And a "new" language is available Bible-wise 
every six weeks. But more than 1,000 different tongues, 
representing 10 per cent of the world's population, 
still await the work of translators. 

Bible translators have a snap! Far from it. Their 
work is actually a highly developed science. The great 
skill and the intensive training required for this sort 
of work call forth our admiration for those dedicated 
men and women who have given themselves in ar- 
duous toil to this work. 



11 



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CHIGAN HAS FIRST 



STATE SUNDAV SCHOOL 
AND VOUTH CONVENTION 

Bv 0. W. Polen 

PASTOR. WEST FLINT, CHURCH OF GOD 



£— J HOUGH THE first— Michi- 

/ gan's State Sunday School 
+^_y and Youth Convention was 
marked with spirituality, splendid 
organization, excellent planning 
and smooth operation. This could 
only lead and did lead to one re- 
sult: a very successful convention. 

The very first service of the con- 
vention opened with a large attend- 
ance. The Reverend Bennie S. 
Triplett, Program Director of FOR- 
WARD IN FAITH well expressed 
the feeling of all the delegates who 
came to be challenged anew in 
Sunday School and youth work, 
when he sang, "Then My Living 
Shall Not Be In Vain." 

The official welcome address of 
the convention was delivered by 
the host pastor of the West Flint 
Church of God, the Reverend O. W. 
Polen. The response was given by 
the Reverend Cecil Chapin, pastor 
of the Benton Harbor, Michigan, 
Church of God. 

The fine West Flint Y.P.E. trio 
and the well-trained Port Huron, 
Michigan, choir sang for the open- 
ing service. The choir was under 
the direction of Carolyn Maguire. 

"Commissioned to Witness" was 
the sermon subject of the Reverend 
Donald S. Aultman, Assistant Na- 
tional Sunday School and Youth Di- 




rector of the Church of God, who 
was the opening night speaker for 
the convention. 

This sermon was filled with gold- 
en nuggets of thought. Using Acts 
3:1-10 as the foundation for his 
sermon, the Assistant National Di- 
rector stated that the crippled 
world waits at the door of the 
church, hoping to receive the 
strength and help that only the 
church can provide. The need for 
conventions such as this was 
brought impressively to light when 
Reverend Aultman informed the 
delegates that juvenile delinquency 
is increasing three times as fast as 
the population. The sermon cli- 
maxed with a special moving of 
the Spirit of God. 

Delegates were then invited to 
visit the colorful, well-stocked and 
strikingly arranged convention dis- 
plays, located in the lower audi- 
torium of the West Flint Church 
of God. This was a most popular 
area during the entire meeting. 

Members of the State Sunday 
School and Youth Board: J. A. 
Rathbun, Jr., Bill Rayburn, Billy 
Bennett, Carl E. Allen and B. L. 
Kelley served very capably in im- 
portant capacities such as de- 
votional leaders and committee 
chairmen. 

The Reverend Luther E. Painter, 
pastor of the Monroe-Fourth St. 
Church of God, began the first en- 
tire day of the convention in an 
inspiring way with his sermon: 
"Souls at the Center of Teaching." 
His selected Scriptures were: Pro- 
verbs 14:25, John 3:2 and Mark 
1:17. Brother Painter reminded the 
workers that the highest calling 
any man, woman, boy or girl can 
receive in this world is that of 
being a soul-winner. He further 
stated that to be a soul-winner, 
one must learn from the Master 





Soul-winner, Jesus Christ, and to 
do that, one must sit at His feet. 

The workshops were a vital part 
of the convention. The workshop 
subjects had been carefully se- 
lected, and each workshop was con- 
ducted by a dedicated and well- 
prepared leader. Conducting the 
workshops were: Cecil Knight, Na- 
tional Director: Donald S. Ault- 
man, Assistant Director; Estel D. 
Moore, O. W. Polen, E. E. Winters, 
S. E. Jennings, P. H. McSwain, Mrs. 
S. E. Jennings, Luther E. Painter, 
Roosevelt Miller, Bennie S. Trip- 
lett, H. Bernard Dixon, C. C. Moree 
and Mrs. E. D. Moore. Cheslie N. 
Collins, a scheduled workshop lead- 
er, did not participate because of 
an emergency. 

Registered delegates were easily 
detected by their attractive regis- 
tration badges. Total registration 
for the convention was 400. How- 

( Continued on page 24) 




THE CASE OF THE LOST FAITH 



By Evelyn Witter 



ON THE OUTSIDE Alex looked almost the 
same. But his father and I knew he wasn't 
the same contented boy he had been a year 
ago. Negligence had replaced industry. An I-don't- 
care attitude toward the farm took the place of the 
bubbling enthusiasms he used to have. Our home life, 
our social activities, our lives together grew downcast 
like roses infected with aphids. 

"He's only fourteen," my husband reasoned. "May- 
be it's just his age." 

"But I have a note from his teacher saying he's 
picking fights with others. They're his age, and they 
aren't causing trouble in school," I insisted. 

School was not the only place where Alex was not 
fitting in. At Sunday School he was inattentive and 
even sullen. He told us every Sunday he didn't want to 
go. He didn't like Sunday School anymore. He was 
tired of hearing the same stories over and over again. 

"But those stories have a message for you. They'll 
help you find God," I pleaded. 

"Some of them are so farfetched I think the whole 
thing is made up," he said boldly. 

My husband and I were hurt. We were bewildered. 
And we felt sure that Alex's troubles at home, at 
school, and at Sunday School, all stemmed from the 
fact that he was breaking away from God. 

It was hard to bear, for from the time he started 
Sunday School and then school his teachers told us 
they thought that Alex had the ability to become a 
leader. We felt sure that Alex was going to develop 
into a strong power for good, when he won the 
citizenship award the first three years of school for 
the best grades and for his ability to get along with 
others. Now in the eighth grade he was a problem 
wherever he was. . . 

We prayed for guidance. One evening we took our 
problem to our minister, Reverend Tonn. He told us: 
"It is not unusual that your son should break away 
from the church at this time." 

We looked at each other and then turned to him 
in astonishment. We thought our problem was so 
unique that it would shock him. 

REVEREND TONN went on: "During my 
experiences, I have seen several young people act just 
as your son is acting now. In some children it is a 
form of growing pains. They revolt against the world. 
They resent the very things they know are best for 
them. They think they know better than Mom and 
Dad." 

"But," Bill was prompt to say, "we can't let him 
go on this way. He's getting so far from God his 
personality is becoming warped." 

"He'll come back," Reverend Tonn smiled kindly. 
"He's been reared in a good Christian home." 



"But what can we do to help him now?" I asked. 

"I would say to continue to guide him in the right 
path even if it seems to be against his will. Have 
patience. Keep your faith strong and the Lord will 
show you a way." 

Reverend Tonn shook our hands with a "I'11-stand- 
by" handshake. 

Our life continued in the topsy-turvy way for the 
rest of the winter. Outside things seemed the same. 
We attended Sunday School and church regularly. 
Alex continued to be disgruntled about almost every- 
thing, especially his relationship with God. Most of the 
time he looked like Spot (our dog) who had a bone 
he couldn't bite through. 

One night he said to me: "Mom, I wish I did have 
the faith I had when I was a child. I didn't feel 
so alone then." 

"You can have it, Alex, if you want it," I said gently. 

"No, I can't. I look at everything die. The leaves die. 
My dog died. The oats, the corn, the wheat, they 
don't go anywhere. They lie and decay away. That's 
the end." 

I almost stilled my tongue though a thousand words 
bubbled up to disprove him. I chose to speak just 
sixteen of those words from 2 Corinthians 4:18. 

Alex looked away into the horizon as if he were 
trying to see the meaning of the verse I had quoted. 

I wanted so badly to say more, but knowing my 
son I now realized he had to come to his faith through 
his own thinking. He would take any further words 
from me as argumentative ones, and build up re- 
sentment. 

One beautiful spring day, Alex was filling the corn 
planter. It was a day that filled every living creature 
with the joy of living. The tulips and the daffodils 
were beginning to show their colors, and the notes of 
returning birds put music in the air. 

Alex was vibrant along with the new season. He was 
showing more interest in what he was doing than he 
had shown in anything in a long time. I strode closer 
to the tractor shed to watch him. The sound of the 
seeds pouring into the planter and his pleasure in 
guiding them there reminded me of the Lord Jesus' 
parable of the mustard seed, and inspired me to say: 

"I can't understand why you are going through 
the motions of planting these seeds when you say 
you have no faith." 

I saw him turn in puzzlement. "Why? What do you 
mean, Mom?" 

"How do you know they'll grow?" I asked. 

"There's life inside of them, Mom." 

"Can you see it?" 

"No." 

(Continued on page 24) 



13 



SILVER SHIELD Y.P.E.s AN 



Cecil B. Knight, National 



The Sunday School and Y.P.E. Standards have proven to be an effective 
way to measure the quality and quantity of the Sunday School and Y.P.E. 

The Standards challenge the church with goals to reach in its Sunday 
School and youth ministry. The highest goal of achievement in the Standard 
Program is the Silver Shield. 

To reach this goal is by no means an easy task. It requires diligent leaders 
and dedicated workers. 

Listed below are the Silver Shield Sunday Schools and Y.P.E/s as of Jan- 
uary 1, 1962. 

The Sunday School and Youth Department wishes to congratulate the 
churches and their leaders for this excellent achievement. 



SILVER SHIELD Y.P.E." 



ALABAMA— 

Alexander City 

Bay Mlnette 

Ccaldale 

Coker 

Decatur 

Fayetteville 

Gardendale 

Kimberly 

Piedmont 

Highway 
Roblnwood 
West Annlston 



ARKANSAS— 

Malvern 
Pine Bluff 
Sharpe Chapel 



CALIFORNIA— 

Fairfield 
Modesto 
Oakley 
San Pablo 
Tulare 



COLORADO- 

Colorado 
Pueblo 



Springs 



DELAWARE— 
Wilmington 



FLORIDA— 
Eastpolnt 
Fort Pierce 



Plant City 
Sanford 
Taft 
Thonotosassa 



GEORGIA— 

Albany. East 
Screven 



HAWAII— 



Halawa 
Honolulu 



ILLINOIS— 

Benton 
Brookport 
Cahokla 
Chicago, 

Bridgevlew 
East Alton 
East St. Louis 
Logan 
West Frankfort 



INDIANA— 

Kokomo. Market 



IOWA— 

Lynnville 
Muscatine 



KENTUCKY— 

Bernard 
Catlettsburg 



East Bernstadt 

Fourmile 

Pinevllle 

Somerset 

Vanceburg 



LOUISIANA- 
Winnfield 

MARYLAND- 
Odenton 



MICHIGAN— 
Battle Creek 
Flint, West 
Flint, Oak Park 
Monroe, 

Fourth Street 
Traverse City 
Willow Run 



MISSISSIPPI— 

Grenada 
Indlanola 
Joseph Chapel 
Leavell Woods 
Marks 

Pilgrims Rest 
Yazoo City 



NEW JERSEY— 
Mlllvllle 



NEW YORK- 
Waterloo 



West Babylon, 
L, I. 



NORTH 
CAROLINA— 

Brevard 
Hayesville 
North Rocky 

Mount 
Snowd Branch 
Stanley 



OHIO— 

Cleveland 

(E. 55th) 
Dayton (East 

Fourth Street) 
Franklin 
Hamilton (7th 

and Chestnut) 
Lorain 
Mlddletown, 

Clayton 
North Ridgevllle 
Oregonia 
Xenla 



OKLAHOMA— 
Lindsay 
West Tulsa 



PENNSYLVANIA- 

New Oxford 

Newville 

Spruce 



Unlontown 



SOUTH 
CAROLINA— 

Andrews 

Beaufort 

Blackvllle 

Columbia 

Gaffney 

Inman 

Issaquena 

Rock Hill, North 

Startex 

Vaucluse 

Ware Shoals 

York 



TENNESSEE— 
Cleveland, 

Big Springs 
Dayton 
Dyersburg 
East Haywood 
Englewood 
Habersham 
Humboldt 
Knoxville 



TEXAS— 

Fort Worth, 

Riverside 
Fort Worth, 

White Settle- 
ment 
Mineral Wells 
Pampa 
Paris 



Sweetwater 



VIRGINIA— 

Abbs Valley 

Bedford 

Bluefield 

Christiansburg 

Franklin 

Grundy 

Hopewell 

Homeville 

Norfolk, 

28th Street 
Richlands 
Tip Top 



WASHINGTON- 

Kelso 

Prosser 

Tumwater 



WESTERN 
CANADA— 



Swift Current 



WEST VIRGINIA- 

Atwell 

Eckman 

Endwell 

Marllnton 

Mill Creek 

Mossy 

Oak Hill 

Pennsboro 

Pine Grove 

Wheeling 



14 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS 



ichool and Youth Director 




SILVER 



SU ND A Y 



ALABAMA— 


DELAWARE— 


East St. Louis 

Kincaid 

Olney 

West Frankfort 


MONTANA— 


Spruce 


Lawrenceburg 


Adamsville 


Milford 


Livingston 




Nashville 


Alexander City 
Bay Mlnette 


Seaford 
Wilmington 




SOUTH 


TEXAS— 


Charles Street 






NEW YORK— 


CAROLINA— 


Crumbleys Chapel 
Decatur 


FLORIDA — 


INDIANA— 


West Babylon, 


Anderson, 


Fort Worth. 
Riverside 


Fayette 




West Indian- 


L. I. 


Homeland Park 


Pampa 


Fort Payne 


Bristol 


apolis 




Anderson, 


Paris 


Gardendale 


Fort Lauderdale, 






Osborne Avenue 


Sweetwater 


Highway 


Fairmont Ave. 




NORTH 


Andrews 


Wichita Falls. 


Jacksonville 


Fort Myers 


IOWA— 


CAROLINA— 


Bennettsvllle 


Northslde 


Lanett 


Gainesville 






Cheraw 




Lott Road 


High Springs 


Muscatine 


Draper 


Clinton 




North Birming- 


Homestead 




Fayettevllle 


Clover 


VIRGINIA— 


ham 


La Belle 




(East) 


Columbia 




Oxford 


Lakeland, 


KENTUCKY— 


Goldsboro 


Darlington 


Abbs Valley 


Piedmont 


Lake Wire 




North Rocky 


Dillon 


Bastian 


Piedmont 


Lake Worth 


Bernard 


Mount 


Gaffney 


Bedford 


Highway 


Miami, North 


East Bernstadt 


Snowd Branch 


Greeleyvllle 


Bluefield 


Rabun 


Okeechobee 


Hazard 


Wilmington 


Greenville, 


Christlansburg 


Sumiton 


Pinellas Park 


Somerset 




Laurens Road 


Hopewell 


Tuscaloosa 


Pompano Beach 


Vanceburg 




Greenville, Wash- 




West Anniston 


Sanford 




OHIO— 


ington Avenue 






Starke 






Greenville, Wood- 


WASHINGTON— 




Tampa, 


LOUISIANA— 


Cincinnati 


side Avenue 




ARIZONA— 

Phoenix 

(44th Street) 


Sulphur Springs 
GEORGIA— 


Shepherds Fold 
Shreveport 


(Hatmaker) 
Cleveland 

(East 55th i 
Columbus 


Greenwood, 

Durst Avenue 
Hardeeville 
Issaquena 


Kelso 

Oak Harbor 

Pasco 

Tumwater 






MARYLAND— 


(Frebls) 


Johnsonville 




ARKANSAS— 


Atlanta, 




Hamilton (7th 


Lake City 






Northslde 


Chase 


and Chestnut i 


Pelzer 


WESTERN 


Blytheville 


Atlanta, 


Federalsburg 


Middletown 


Pickens 


CANADA— 


Caraway 


Riverside 


Hillside 


( Clayton ) 


Spartanburg. 


Midale 


Lepanto 


Baldwin 


Odenton 


North Ridge ville 


North 




McCrory 


Buford 




Oregonia 


Vaucluse 




Mt. Olive 
Nettleton 


Demorest 
Rossvllle 


MICHIGAN— 


Sandy Valley 
Sidney 


Walhalla No. 1 
Ware Shoals 


WEST VIRGINIA 

Atwell 
Christian 
Eckman 
Keyser 


New Summit 
Pine Bluff 
Sharpe Chapel 


Screven 


Battle Creek 
Flint, West 
Monroe, 


Willard 
Xenla 


York 


CALIFORNIA— 


HAWAII— 
Halawa 


Fourth Street 
Pontlac 
River Rouge 


OKLAHOMA— 

Lindsay 


SOUTH DAKOTA— 
Lemmon 


Marlinton 
Moundsville 
Oak Hill 


Baldwin Park 




Traverse City 






Pennsboro 


Corona 




Willow Run 






Pine Grove 


Fairfield 


IDAHO— 




OREGON— 


TENNESSEE— 


Sophia 


Irvlngton 
Oakley 


Wallace 


MISSISSIPPI— 


Albany 


Dayton 


Trace 
Wheeling 


San Jose 


ILLINOIS— 


Biloxi 
Goodwill 


PENNSYLVANIA— 


Dyersburg 
East Haywood 
Englewood 


White Sulphur 
Springs 


COLORADO— 




Grenada 




Greenville 




Colorado Springs 


Carml 
Cahokia 


Leaf 
Marks 


Allenport 
Harrisburg 


Habersham 
Humboldt 


WISCONSIN— 


Pueblo 


East Alton 


Yazoo City 


Icksburg 


Knoxville 


Green Bay 



NOTE: Beginning July 1, 1962, all Sunday Schools and Y.P.E.'s 
will be evaluated (graded) on an annual basis instead of every six 
months. 

Check the progress and quality of your Sunday School and Y. P. E. 
by evaluating them July 1, 1962! 



15 



^-m HE CRADLE ROLL Depart- 
" / ment is one of the most im- 
^y portant departments of the 
Sunday School, yet it is the most 
neglected. It is just as definitely a 
department as the Beginner, Pri- 
mary, Junior and Adult depart- 
ments. Babies are enrolled at birth 
and are in the Cradle Roll Depart- 
ment until they are two years old, 
at which time they are promoted 



the Sunday School when they are 
older because that is where they 
started. 

The question has been asked why 
we have babies on our Cradle Roll 
whose parents are not Christians 
and do not attend church. The an- 
swer is we want to win them to 
the Lord Jesus Christ. Taking the 
Sunday School to the baby affords 
the opportunity for home visita- 



Guide Manual) 

It IS A challenge but 
a real joy to visit homes for the 
Cradle Roll Department. At pres- 
ent, we have thirty-five on our 
Cradle Roll here in Milford. We 
have had over fifty. We usually 
visit them as soon after birth as 
we can, and take a small gift from 
the church. We make acquaintance 



THE CHALLENGE OF THE 



CRADLE ROLL DEPARTMENT 




to the Nursery Department. 

Until about four years ago, I was 
in the category of people who knew 
nothing at all about the Cradle Roll 
Department. My main interest in 
church work had been with the 
young people. Our pastor, Rev. W. 
E.. Tull, and my brother, J. Martin 
Baldree, Jr. (who was our Director 
of Christian Education) asked me 
if I would help in the Cradle Roll 
Department. I was quite reluctant 
at first, but after some thought 
and prayer I agreed. To this day, 
I have never been sorry. It is a most 
challenging work! I am equally in- 
terested in our young people, and 
I still work with them, but the 
Cradle Roll Department offers a 
new challenge. 

The objectives of the Cradle Roll 
Department are: (1) to link the 
home with the Sunday School and 
church, (2) to let the parents and 
babies know the church is inter- 
ested in them and their welfare, 
(3) to act as a point of contact to 
homes needing Christ, (4) to help 
parents provide religious training 
for the baby, and (5) to make it 
easier for children enrolled in the 
Cradle Roll Department to attend 



tion, thus opening the door for 
evangelization. The story is told 
that a mother asked her doctor 
when she should begin to teach and 
train her two year old son. The 
doctor replied that she had already 
lost two years! Too many people 
have the idea that a child should 
not be taken to Sunday School and 
church until he is 2, 3, or 4 years 
old. What a sad mistake! They 
should be taken to church as soon 
as the parents can take them. Some 
child psychologists say that by the 
time a child is two, his personality 
is so well molded it can be changed 
only with great difficulty. Prov. 
22:6 says: "Train up a child in 
the way he should go: and when he 
is old, he will not depart from it." 
What an opportunity for the Cra- 
dle Roll Department to help begin 
Christian training. 

No Sunday School or church is 
too small or too large to have a 
successful Cradle Roll Department. 
One may be organized with only 
one worker. The important thing 
is to have a person who is 
thoroughly interested in the work, 
one who loves babies, one who 
makes friends easily, one who is 
sincere and not easily discouraged, 
and most of all, one who knows 
Christ as her personal Saviour and 
who knows the Bible enough to lead 
a soul to Christ. She should also 
be willing to visit in any home re- 
gardless of circumstances. This is 
important because the soul of the 
underprivileged is just as import- 
ant as the privileged. God is no 
respector of persons and He tells 
us to take the gospel to "every 
creature." "The Cradle Roll is a 
home-centered ministry. Its work- 
ers are real missionaries." (Babies 



with the parents if we don't know 
them, enroll the baby, invite them 
to church if they don't already at- 
tend, and always have prayer be- 
fore we leave. I have visited many 
homes and several were not Chris- 
tian homes, but no one has ever 
refused to let us pray. What an 
opportunity for witnessing for 
Christ! We also take the Lighted 
Pathway and Evangel to give to 
the parents, and they receive them 
gladly. I used to visit the hospital 
to enroll the babies, but our hos- 
pital changed their regulations 
about visitors and only the family 
may visit. However, mothers have 
told me that after we visited them 
in the hospital, enrolled the baby 
and left the materials with them, 
that other mothers were quite in- 
terested and wanted to know more 
about it. I was thrilled that the 
Church of God in Milford was up 
to date in having a Cradle Roll 
Department. 

We are using three kinds of lit- 
erature for our Cradle Roll. This 
is to better serve the families, who 
over the years, have 2 or 3 chil- 
dren on the Cradle Roll. The most 
popular material is "Baby's Guide" 
published by Scripture Press. The 
material for the second child of a 
family on the Cradle Roll is "Your 
Baby," also published by Scripture 
Press. The third material is "Loan- 
of-a-Life" published by the Sunday 
School House in Glendale, Califor- 
nia. This material may be secured 
through the Church of God Pub- 
lishing House, Cleveland, Tennes- 
see. A book that is most helpful in 
organizing a Cradle Roll Depart- 
ment is "The Cradle Roll Depart- 
ment of the Sunday School," by 
(Continued on page 23) 



16 



BY FLORA E£. BRECK 



THE VOICE TELLS 



"Love is patient and kind . . . it 
is not arrogant or rude . . . it is 
not irritable or resentful" (1 Corin- 
thians 13:4, 5 RSV). 

Recently i walked 

out of our classroom into the gold- 
en sunshine, feeling that surely 
peace must reign in every heart on 
such a beautiful Lord's Day. Then 
the tranquil Sunday atmosphere 
was shattered by Mrs. Hilton's 
shrill, impatient call, "Donna Sue, 
come here this instant! I'm tired 
of waiting for you!" 

Mrs. Hilton's unpleasant voice 
continued, to no one in particular, 
"She gets on my nerves so bad I 
could scream." 

Donna Sue, whose expression had 
radiated happiness when she 
paused for a minute to say goodby 
to a friend, looked uncomfortable 
and embarrassed at her mother's 
words. You could tell there was 
no joyousness in her heart as her 
mother grabbed her by the hand 
and yanked her into the church 
auditorium. 

In Sunday School Donna Sue and 
other Beginners learn to say such 
verses as "God is love," "Love one 
another," "Be ye kind," and "Obey 
your parents." Teachers find that 
children like Donna Sue — shy and 
sensitive — respond to kindness and 
thoughtful attention. Donna Sue 
loves Sunday School. She loves the 
songs and stories that she shares 
with other children in the Begin- 
ner Department. She glows with 
happiness when she learns a new 
Bible verse. 

But what will be the effect of 
the conflict her life already knows? 
In Sunday School she is taught that 
love and kindness are a part of 
living. In her home (and some- 
times in public) she is sujected to 
her mother's temper and impa- 
tience. 

And what of the mother? Mrs. 
Hilton attends Sunday School reg- 
ularly. She has a good teacher who 
stresses living by Christian princi- 
ples instead of merely giving lip 
service to Christianity. Mrs. Hilton 
also attends preaching services, but 



By Vivian Hackney 



somehow, messages on loving one 
another and being kind and con- 
siderate fail to penetrate into her 
thinking. 

MRS. HILTON'S irrita- 
bility may be due to a physical 
ailment. (However, some of the 
sweetest-tempered persons I've 
known have been in almost con- 
stant pain.) Her irritability could 
be due to tiredness, selfishness, or 
immaturity. But whatever the 
cause, it is having a harmful effect 
on her relationship with Donna 
Sue, and it should be corrected. 

At times I become exasperated 
with Mrs. Hilton, but I realize ex- 
asperation is not so effective as 
prayer. I'll put Mrs Hilton on my 
prayer list! Better than that, I'll 
make an entire prayer list of per- 
sons who need to show more kind- 
ness, in their speech — and put my 
name at the top of the list! 

Then I'll add Mrs. Overby, my 
next-door neighbor, who has a dar- 
ling three-year-old son. Terry plays 
contentedly in his own yard, but 
his mother yells at him constant- 
ly. "Terry, don't pick up rocks. 
You'll get hurt!" Or "Stay on the 
walk so you won't get your shoes 
dirty. I just polished them!" Or 
"Get out of that dirt! I can't clean 
you up every few minutes!" 

One day Terry went into the ga- 
rage. His mother missed him and 
yelled, "Where are you, Terry?" 
Terry answered with all the pa- 
tience in the world, "I'm right here, 
Mother." 

At three years of age, Terry is 
patient with his mother. But if she 
continues to yell at him, will he be 
patient at six? Or at twelve? Why 
can't Mrs. Overby let love, instead 
of irritation, show in her voice? 
She loves her son, but instead of 
assuring him of her love and un- 
derstanding, she showers him with 
impatience and nagging. 

Mrs. Hilton and Mrs. Overby are 
not isolated cases. Too many of us 
forget that our voices tell that 
(Continued on page 25) 



ThisTAarTER_ 

_2E_AdoPtioi4 



If YOURS IS one of 
the childless homes which counts 
on adopting a child, there are a 
good many phases of the situation 
to consider. Your purpose should 
be "for the good of the child," and 
not simply for your own benefit. 
If the best you can do is to tell 
the adoption agency or the case- 
worker that you think you should 
be granted care of a child because 
you're feeling depressed and you 
feel that such an act would help 
make you feel better, that's "put- 
ting the cart before the horse." 
The proper sequence is to have a 
deep and abiding love for children 
and a desire to help bring them 
up properly before you plan to 
adopt a child as your own. Your 
own satisfaction of "being a par- 
ent" is secondary. 

As a matter of fact, welfare of- 
ficials are pretty keen to soot the 
reason a prospective "parent" asks 
for a baby. So do think over the 
matter quite carefully before tak- 
ing steps to apply for a child. 

A friend of ours, a zealous Chris- 
tian, had very little surplus money, 
but she saw a boy and girl who 
were in need of parents. When 
asked by the welfare worker her 
object in desiring to take the chil- 
dren, she said simply, "Because the 
children need a mother, and there 
seems no one else to do the job." 
She was granted custody of them 
and she trained them so thorough- 
ly in the Christian way that they 
grew up to be a great comfort and 
blessing. Incidentally, they proved 
to be more helpful and kind to her 
than her own children. But that 
was just a bonus of the proposi- 
tion. Her purpose was to do God's 
service. 

It seems that many women who 
are "all nervous and worried" think 
right away of the desirability of 
adopting a child, when what they 
really need to do is go to a good 
doctor or psychiatrist. Rearing a 
child is not the prescribed remedy 
(Continued on page 24) 



17 



(Fulton Writing 



i 



ou and 1, my little Lass, 
Have traveled many paths together, 
Rough with stones and soft with grass, 
Heedless of the wind and weather. 

You and I, my gentle Wife, 
Hand in hand have journeyed far; 
God sent you to bless my life: 
God made you my guiding star. 

Summer suns and winter blasts 
You and I have undergone; 
Had our banquets and our fasts, 
Now our night is coming on. 

Hand in hand, my little Lass, 

Thus far we have journeyed straight; 

May it be our lot to pass 

Hand in hand through heaven's gate. 




MR. & MRS. V. N. WILLIAMS 



BY V. N. WILLIAMS 

(DEDICATED TO HIS WIFE ON THE EVE OF THEIR FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.) 



^ 







m? 






JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE 




THE SUM WHICH TWO 

MARRIED PEOPLE OWE TO ONE 

ANOTHER DEFIES CALCULATION. 

IT IS AN INFINITE DEBT, WHICH 

CAN ONLY BE DISCHARGED 

THROUGH 

ALL ETERNITY. 



Lighted Pathway's sixty-third artist 
is from Glenn Allan, Alabama. She 
has just graduated from the 
Winfield High School where she has 
designed posters, advertisements, 
programs, etc. for the past several 
years. Carolyn's interest in art dates 
back to her seventh birthday. Her 
interest in art and writing has 
created a desire to write a book 
and do her own illustrations and move 
to Chicago where she will have a 
greater market for her work. 




By Pauline V. McConnell 



A SMALL SCRAP OF PAPER 



In PROVERBS 19:22, we 
read, "The desire of a man is his 
kindness." And in Isaiah 54:8, we 
find, "With everlasting kindness 
will I have mercy on thee." There 
are hundreds of references to kind- 
ness in one form or the other in 
the Bible. One which many of us 
recall, we learned during our pri- 
mary days, reads — "It is the doing 
that is the joy; true kindness looks 
for no other reward." 

This may very well have been the 
proverb a certain barber had in 
mind one day about two hundred 
years ago. He was busy in his shop, 
cutting a customer's hair when a 
soldier entered. Tapping the bar- 
ber on the shoulder, the man in 
uniform asked for help. "It is im- 
perative that I reach camp within 
48 hours and I do not have the 
money for my coach fare. I shall 
be severely punished if I am not 
back," he said anxiously. Then 
added, "Would you be so kind, sir, 



as to lend me the money for my 
fare? No, not lend give it to me. I 
do not know when or if I shall 
ever be able to repay you." 

The barber looked at the soldier; 
he believed his story and gave him 
not only sufficient money for his 
fare, but going into his living quar- 
ters asked his wife to pack a box 
of lunch for the hungry soldier. 

With tears in his eyes, the young- 
man said, "how shall I ever repay 
you, sir?" Then, slipping his hand 
in his jacket pocket, he withdrew 
a small scrap of paper. It was 
creased and dirty and showed signs 
of wear. Apparently it had been 
carried about by its owner for a 
long time. Unfolding the paper, the 
barber saw that it was covered with 
pencilmarks and notes. 

"This is all I have in the world, 
sir," he said. It is a recipe for 
making shoe blacking. But, it is 
the best blacking I have 
seen. I have sold many bottles of 



it to the men in my regiment. In 
return for your great kindness, I 
earnestly hope that the recipe may 
prove of some use to you." 

The soldier picked up the box of 
lunch and disappeared through the 
door, first, again expressing his 
gratitude. 

The dirty scrap of paper pre- 
sented to the barber that day 
brought him millions and made 
him a very wealthy man. And, be- 
sides that, the little scrap of paper 
in exchange for an act of kindness 
contained the basis of a formula 
still in use today and employed by 
shoe polish manufacturers the 
world over. 

Words to Think About 
"Withhold not good from them to 
whom it is due, when it is in the 
power of thine hand to do it," 
(Proverbs 3:27). 

"As we have therefore opportuni- 
ty, let us do good unto all men," 
(Galatians 6:10). 



MOBRIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA YOUTH RALLY 



The youth from the 

Churches of God on the Mobridge, 
South Dakota, district held their 
quarterly youth rally at the Church 
of God in Aberdeen, South Dakota, 
January 26, 1962. 

Four churches were represented 
at this rally; they were Mobridge, 
Mound City, Brookings and Aber- 
deen. These young people along 
with their pastors, traveled long 
distances to make this youth rally 
a success. The Mobridge and Mound 
City Churches drove one hundred 
miles in one direction, with the 
Brookings Church traveling 160 
miles one way. Each church re- 
turned to their homes the same 
evening. 

For many of these young peo- 
ple, it was the first youth rally 
they had been privileged to attend. 
For many of them it was a new 
experience to meet different 



Church of God youth, and for those 
who had been to other rallies of 
this type, it became a time of re- 
newed fellowship. 

Days before the rally took place, 
each pastor was informed ta choose 




From left to right: Clyde Hettich, An- 
nielia Vilhauer and Gayland Roberts. 



BY S. GORDON BROWN 
District Youth Director 

from among the youth of his 
church the most outstanding Bi- 
ble scholar. The Bible scholar was 
to read the first chapter of the 
book of Acts, and be prepared to 
compete with the other churches in 
a quiz. The method used to de- 
termine the winner was called, 
"The Champ Will Know." The 
Churches located in Mound City, 
Mobridge, and Brookings each had 
outstanding students to represent 
their church. Time would not per- 
mit more competition in order to 
come forth with one champion, so 
instead of one champ we had three 
and only the Lord knows who was 
the greatest among the three. The 
three were Clyde Hettich an eighth 
grade student from the Mobridge 
Church of God, Annielia Vilhauer, 
a senior from the Mound . City 
Church of God, and Gayland Rob- 
( Continued on next page) 



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MINNEAPOLIS JUNIOR CHOIR 



We present the junior choir from 
the Church of God in Minneapolis, 
Minnesota. This fine group of boys 
and girls are directed by the Rev. 
Manuel F. Campbell, pastor, and 
Brother Delbert Boese; Miss Max- 
ine Markwardt is the pianist. 



Brother Boese is also the director 
of the childrens' church each Sun- 
day morning. This photograph was 
taken in the main auditorium of 
our church. The beautiful painting 
of the Last Supper was done by 
Mr. A. A. Baumgart. 



All attendance records in the De- 
catur, Alabama, Y.P.E. were broken 
on Friday, February 2, 1962. We 
had a record attendance of 174. 
The three following Friday nights, 
we had 144, 155, and the last night, 
with a bad storm going on out- 
side, we had 94 for a record total 
for the month of 567. We think 
this is outstanding. Our young peo- 
ple and older people worked hard 
this past month to help us set this 
outstanding record. We were in a 
State Wide Contest "I Challenge 
You," sponsored by our State Youth 
Director, the Reverend Clyne Bux- 
ton. — Horace D. Hall, President, De- 
catur, Alabama Y.P.E. 





DECATUR, ALABAMA Y.P.E. BREAKS 
ATTENDANCE RECORD IN FEBRUARY 



Y.P.E. CONTEST IN 
YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN 

By Paul W Norris, Pastor 



During the month 
of March, a coupon 
contest was held in 
the Willow Run 
Church of God 
Y. P. E., Ypsilanti, 
Michigan. The con- 
test was very suc- 
cessful and 33,000 
coupons were 
brought in. Shown 
graph is our Y.P.E. 
ene Klein, the King, Larry Brad- 
ner, and the Queen, Judy Bradner. 
Larry collected about 6,000 cou- 
pons and Judy collected over 9,000 
coupons. In this drive, we also col- 
lected enough S. & H. Green stamps 
to fill four books. 




in the photo- 
President, Lor- 



MOBRIDGE YOUTH RALLY 

erts, a freshman from the Brook- 
ings Church of God. 

Our youth rally had for its 
guest speaker and singers, the Rev- 
erend and Mrs. Alan O. Hathaway, 
who are pastoring the Church of 
God in Gettysburg, South Dakota. 
Brother and Sister Hathaway 
blessed the congregation as they 
sang to the glory of God. Brother 
Hathaway's message was cen- 
tered around the battle that 
young Christians must face, stirring 
the youth to move from their seats 
to an altar of prayer. Here they 
found new armour for battle and 
learned skilled methods of warfare 
at the feet of Jesus. 

The Churches of God on the Mo- 
bridge District are anticipating 
another youth rally in the month 
of April. This rally will be held in 
the Brookings Church of God. Only 
a year and a half ago this church 
possessed one middle aged saint of 
God, but now is alive with youth 
who have recently found Christ. 

Our desire is to help the youth 
on our district to grow in Christ, 
so that the world may see Christ 
in them. 



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THE SKY PILOTS 

(Continued from page 5) 

how to begin, "are you a member 
of the — the — ," 

"Sky Pilots," Mat laughed heart- 
ily "Yes, I joined your sister's club 
last night. I thought Martha would 
tell you and you'd guess my sur- 
prise." 

"She did say something about a 
new member," Joan smarted with 
guilt. 

"I take it that you don't belong," 
Mat asked. 

"No," Joan answered. She wished 
with all her heart that she could 
have said, "Yes." 

"You don't let the others bother 
you, do you?" Mat noticed her em- 
barrassment and continued. "They 
don't understand. They are miser- 
able because there is something 
missing from their lives. That's my 
job, I'll try to change that. Some 
of them will accept Christ as their 
Saviour and maybe there will be 
some that won't, but I will have 
given them the plan of salvation," 
Mat was very serious. 

They were soon at Joan's door. 
Mat touched her arm and said, 
"Did you have a good time, real- 
ly?" 

"Yes," she answered softly and 
opened the door. 

They said goodnight and Joan 
closed the door. She leaned against 
it momentarily, to quiet her tur- 
bulent heart. The house was dark. 
She went quietly to her room and 
dressed for bed, and sat down to 
wait. 

In a few minutes she heard Mar- 
tha come softly up to her room. 
Joan waited a few more minutes 
before she went to her door and 
knocked softly. 

Martha opened the door and im- 
pulsively grabbed Joan in her arms. 
In a loud whisper she exclaimed, 
"Joanie, you were at the meeting. 
I saw you. I was so glad that Mat 
brought you. I'm so happy!" 

Joan burst into tears. "Martha — 
I've been such a heel. Can you ever 
forgive me? I wouldn't try to un- 
derstand. I want to understand, 
Martha, will you help me?" . 

Martha kissed her unhappy sis- 
ter, and gave a happy little gurgle 
and reached for her Bible. 



22 



HAPPY FATHER'S DAY 



(Continued from page 9) 

ther would forgive him. for shun- 
ning his spiritual responsibilities to 
his family. He groaned aloud from 
the depths of a torn heart as he 
muttered: "I almost sacrificed the 
most precious gifts I have." 

He turned to the telephone, and 
after a brief murmured message, 
he turned away, relief and peace 
flooding him like a cleansing fire. 

"Bobby!" he shouted, "I'm com- 
ing with you to the meeting to- 
night. I canceled my appoint- 
ment." 

Bobby's delighted face shone 
from the upstairs landing. "Oh 
boy! Do you hear that, Mom?" he 
whooped. 

Alice's eyes met Boyd's, bright 
with unashamed tears. 

Boyd leaped the stairs three at a 
time, his heart flaming, chuckling 
as he went at the thought of Mr. 
Harding's incredulity in hearing he 
would not be going on the road 
any more. Mr. Harding just 
couldn't feature a man's being will- 
ing to work for less money, but 
then, Boyd reflected, it took me 
a while to see it, too! 

Wait until Alice and Bobby heard 
his biggest piece of news! "Happy 
Father's Day to me!" he shouted 
joyously at the two smiling faces 
above. 



THE CHALLENGE OF THE 
CRADLE ROLL DEPARTMENT 

(Continued from page 16) 

Elizabeth W. Von Hagen. This can 
also be purchased at our Publish- 
ing House for seventy-five cents. 
The National Sunday School and 
Youth Department will be glad to 
furnish any information needed 
about the Cradle Roll Department. 
After we have enrolled a baby in 
the Cradle Roll, we encourage the 
parents to have their babies dedi- 
cated. Our pastor helps us decide 
on a suitable Sunday for the dedi- 
cation and we invite all the new 
babies to be dedicated together. We 
have had as many as ten at one 
time, and it is an inspiring event. 
We give a lovely certificate en- 
titled "For This Child I Prayed" to 
the parents of each baby dedi- 
cated. We do not encourage dedi- 



cation just as a ceremony. It is a 
challenge to the parents to bring 
up their children to be Christians, 
for the unsaved parents to be 
saved, and for all to come to 
church. 

I have great enthusiasm about 
working in the Cradle Roll Depart- 
ment. I hope that more pastors 
and churches will become aware 
of the need of this department in 
their Sunday Schools and will make 
a special effort to begin one. Jesus 
showed great love and concern for 
little children; even so should we. 
In Mark 10:14 He says: "Suffer 
the little children to come unto me, 
and forbid them not: for of such 
is the kingdom of God" Mark 10:- 
16: "And he took them up in his 
arms, put his hands upon them, 
and blessed them." "How important 
that Christian workers should obey 
His command and show concern 
for the ones whom He loves so 
much." (Baby's Guide Manual), I 
would like to repeat a statement I 
mentioned before: "The Cradle Roll 
is a home-centered ministry. Its 
workers are real missionaries." 



THELMA COULDN'T BE FOUR 
PLACES AT ONCE 



(Continued from page 6) 

she prayed, "Lord, that is the way 
I would be with thee. As the bird 
moves with the breeze, so I would 
be moved by Thy hand. And though 
I will obey Thee and follow my 
husband, before Thee I am an in- 
dividual. Wilt thou not give me my 
own guidance?" 

A hush filled her heart. And as 
she read her Bible, one verse 
seemed to challenge her. It was 
as if the Lord Himself said to her, 
"Launch out into the deep" (Luke 
5:4). 

"Launch out into the deep," not 
on land but on the water. 

"Launch out into the deep," not 
just to Oregon but farther, up the 
coast of British Columbia to Alaska. 

"Launch out into the deep," not 
to return to tried paths but to a 
new and different work. 

"Launch out into the deep!" She 
bowed her head and thanked the 
Lord for His Word to her. She had 
had her guidance for the summer! 

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MICHIGAN CONVENTION 



(Continued from page 12) 

ever, as is true in every convention, 
not all of the large number of at- 
tendants registered. 

A convention air was obvious 
throughout the West Flint Church 
of God. Posters, signs, registration 
and housing tables, a display area, 
a convention packet, a workshop 
book, a beautifully decorated altar 
area, wonderful fellowship, etc. — 
all combined to let delegates know 
they were enjoying a truly great 
convention! 

The "Forward in Faith Trio," as 
well as the "always well-received" 
Van Dyke, Michigan, Church of 
God choir, under the direction of 
Mrs. Cheslie N. Collins, were fea- 
tured in the Friday night service. 
The singing of the trio and the 
choir was excellent. 

READING FROM Ro- 
mans 13:12, 14, and Esther 4:14, 
the Reverend Cecil B. Knight be- 
gan his Friday night sermon : 
"Dedicated to a Decade." Director 
Knight told the audience that we 
need to really believe that the Bi- 
ble is the textbook of the Sunday 
School, and that it is the book by 
which to live. 

He further challenged delegates 
with the thought that Christ could 
come in this decade, and that the 
Church of God has come to its 
greatest moment in history. In 
this hour, we can come to grips 
with all the opportunities that are 
around us. 

The second night of the con- 
vention also closed in a Holy Spirit 
approved manner. Earnestly the 
workers sought for more of God's 
power. 

In the Saturday morning service, 
George Mabe, Wyandotte, Michi- 
gan; Gene Mince, West Flint 
Church of God; and Dave League, 
Detroit Tabernacle, discussed their 
tasks as a Sunday School Superin- 
tendent, Y.P.E. President and Sun- 
day School teacher respectively. 
This was a very worthwhile fea- 
ture. 

Another highlight in the Satur- 
day morning service was the out- 
standing message: "Souls at the 
Center of Visiting" by the Reverend 



Floyd Timmerman, State Overseer 
of Michigan. 

"A solemn responsibility rests on 
every soul-winner" were some of 
the opening words of the State 
Overseer's sermon. He reminded 
the church workers that they were 
saved, not to sit down, but to serve, 
and that every Christian should 
shudder at the thought of meeting 
the Master of the harvest empty- 
handed. This sermon was beauti- 
fully delivered. 

The Saturday afternoon service 
— the closing service of the con- 
vention — ended in a manner quite 
different from most conventions. 
Instead of the attendance de- 
creasing, as might have been ex- 
pected in the last day service of 
the convention, it increased. The 
Saturday afternoon attendance was 
the largest attendance of any of 
the day services. 

Featured on Saturday afternoon, 
in a special program of music and 
promotion of FORWARD IN FAITH 
and Lee College, were Bennie S. 
Triplett, FORWARD IN FAITH 
Program Director; Roosevelt Mil- 
ler, a member of the "Forward in 
Faith Trio" and representative of 
Lee College, and Donald S. Ault- 
man, also a member of the "For- 
ward in Faith Trio." Mrs. Winona 
Aultman and Myrna McSwain were 
at the organ and piano. 

Thus, the convention came to its 
end; to an end as far as the serv- 
ices themselves were concerned, but 
not to an end as far as the work 
is concerned, which the delegates 
will be carrying on until Christ's 
return. 

A successful convention such as 
this required careful planning. It 
demanded good leadership to func- 
tion as smoothly and as efficiently 
as it did. Our State Sunday School 
and Youth Director, the Reverend 
John E. Lemons, deserves much 
commendation and recognition. Al- 
so lending splendid support and co- 
operation was our State Overseer, 
the Reverend Floyd Timmerman. 



Serving with these men was a fine 
group of committees and their 
chairmen. 

Members of the West Flint 
Church of God are to be com- 
mended for preparing their church 
for the convention and assisting 
in its setup. 

When the convention was over, 
there was no doubt in the mind of 
anyone but what the State of 
Michigan wants another wonderful 
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MATTER OF ADOPTION 

(Continued from page 17) 

for them! Rather, perhaps they 
need only quiet thinking and 
prayer, asking divine guidance for 
their particular problem. At such 
a time as this the Lord stands 
ready to help. In fact, at every 
crossroads of life we should en- 
deavor to be Christ-centered, not 
self-centered. 

To go back again to the matter 
of proposed adoptions, it surely 
would not be fair to a child to 
have substitute "parents" take him 
for any reason except for the 
child's interest! 



CASE OF LOST FAITH 



(Continued from page 13) 

"But you have faith that they 
will grow?" 

"Of course, Mom. I know they'll 
. . . Mom?" 

"Yes?" 

There was a long pause. Alex was 
thinking very deeply. Then he eased 
over to my side and chucked me 
under the chin in that big, over- 
grown cub way of his. He didn't 
say a word, but the squeeze he gave 
my arm was an excellent thought 
transmitter. My son had found his 
faith! And as the tractor pulling 
the important corn planter jogged 
down the lane, my cheeks were 
wet with happy tears. 

Today at sixteen he is a well- 
behaved, serious-minded youth, a 
joy to live with. He is one of the 
leaders of the youth group at 
church and has just been nomi- 
nated as president of his class in 
school. His outer life shows he has 
found the life inside. 



24 



STATISTICS 



(Continued from page 27) 



Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 103 

Pasco, Washington ... ... 103 

Cleveland (East 55th Street), Ohio .... 102 

Eastpoint, Florida ... .... ... . 101 

Blackshear, Georgia 101 

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia .... 101 

Van Dyke, Michigan 101 

East Lumberton, North Carolina 101 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 101 

Pulaski, Virginia .... .... .... .... .... 101 

Baidwin Park, California 100 

Pocomoke, Maryland 100 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio .... 100 

75-99 

Vidalia, Georgia 99 

Way cross (Brunei Street), Georgia 99 

Straight Creek, Alabama 98 

Calhoun, Georgia . . _ 98 

Chicago (Roseland), Illinois 98 

Bladenboro, North Carolina 98 

Baldwin, Georgia 97 

Brunswick, Georgia ... . .... 97 

Chase, Maryland .... . 97 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri 97 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 96 

Freeburn, Kentucky 96 

Louisville (Highland Park), Ken- 
tucky .... .... 96 

Vicco, Kentucky ... .... 96 

Joseph Chapel, Mississippi 96 

Sparta, Tennessee . 96 

North Ridgeville, Ohio 95 

Rock Hill. South Carolina 95 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida 94 

Fort Worth (Riverside), Texas 94 

Fairfield, California .... .... 93 

Rome (West), Georgia 93 

Marion, South Carolina .... 93 

Matheny, West Virginia 93 

Manila, Arkansas 92 

Poplar, California 92 

Blackville, Georgia .... 92 

Newport, Kentucky .... .... .... 92 

Williamsburg, Kentucky 92 

Winchester, Kentucky .... 92 

Hickory, North Carolina 92 

Wilson, North Carolina .... .... 92 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio 92 

Woodruff, South Carolina .... 92 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee .... 92 

Kingsport (Chestnut Street), Ten- 
nessee ... - 92 

Brownfield, Texas 92 

Bristol, Virginia .... 92 

Winder, Georgia .... 91 

Salisbury, Maryland 91 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 91 

Ringgold, Georgia .... 90 

Greenville, Mississippi . . 90 

Charlotte (Parkwood), North Carolina 90 

Abingdon, Virginia 90 

Birmingham (North), Alabama 89 

Bartow, Florida .. 89 

Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), Florida 89 

Homerville, Georgia 89 

McLain, Mississippi 89 

Ranlo, North Carolina 89 

St. Pauls, North Carolina 89 

Washington, North Carolina 89 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio _ 89 

Dwarf, Kentucky 89 

Miami (West), Florida 88 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 88 

Pembroke, North Carolina 88 

Somerset, Pennsylvania 88 

Roderfield, West Virginia 88 

Fresno (H/M), California 87 

Bastrop, Louisiana 87 

Cloud, Michigan 87 

Dayton (Richard), Ohio 87 

Aiken, South Carolina 87 

Charleston (King Street), South 

Carolina 87 

Middle Valley, Tennessee 87 

Geneva, Alabama 86 

Zion Ridge, Alabama 86 

Middlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky 86 

Monroe (Rossler Street), Michigan .... 86 

Danas, North Carolina 86 

Hugo, Oklahoma 86 

Fort Mill, South Carolina 86 

Anniston, Alabama 85 

Fort Myers, Florida 85 

Statesboro, Georgia 85 

Shelby, Ohio 85 

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 85 

Dunlap. Tennessee 85 

Kelso, Washington 85 



Adamsville, Alabama 

Coker, Alabama 

Masseyline, Alabama 
Springhill, Alabama . 
Greenfield, Indiana .. 
River Rouge, Michigan 



84 
84 
84 
84 
84 
84 



West Gastonia, North Carolina .... .... 84 

Rutland, Ohio .... .... 84 

Caraway, Arkansas 83 

Velvet Ridge, Arkansas 83 

Nocatee, Florida .... 83 

Pinellas Park, Florida 83 

Pine Tops, North Carolina 83 

Selma, North Carolina 83 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio 83 

Willard, Ohio .... 83 

North East, Pennsylvania 83 

Graham, Texas .... .... .... .... 83 

Charleston, West Virginia 83 

Princeton, West Virginia .... 83 

Belle Glade, Florida 82 

Clearwater, Florida .... .... 82 

Duluth, Georgia 82 

Columbus (Downtown), Ohio 82 

Homer, Georgia 82 

Chicago (Bridge view), Illinois 82 

West Liberty, Kentucky 82 

Jesup, Georgia 8 

Oak Park, Georgia 8 

Nicholls, Georgia 8 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana . 

Morgantown, Mississippi 8 

Hope Mills, North Carolina 8 

Dayton (Hoover), Ohio 8 

Millville, West Virginia 8 

Melbourne, Florida 80 

Orlando (East), Florida .... .... 80 

Piney Grove, Georgia 80 

Hagerstown, Maryland 80 

Bellevue, Ohio 80 

Oregonia. Ohio 80 

Andersen (Osborne Avenue), South 

Carolina ... . 80 

Greenville (Woodside), South Carolina 80 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 80 

Norton, Virginia 8Q 

Parkersburg, West Virginia bu 

Albertville, Alabama 79 

Letcher, Alabama 79 

Marked Tree, Arkansas 79 

Samoset, Florida 79 

Ludville, Georgia 79 

Rockville (Virginia Avenue), Illinois ... 79 

Autryville, North Carolina 79 

Cramerton, North Carolina 79 

Durham (West), North Carolina 79 

Lakedale, North Carolina 79 

Middlesex, North Carolina .... 79 

Clyde, South Carolina 79 

Gaffney, South Carolina 79 

Clarksville, Tennessee 79 

Greenville, Tennessee 79 

Houston (No. 2), Texas 79 

Franklin, Virginia 79 

Haines City, Florida 78 

Waresboro, Georgia 78 

Lawrenceville, Illinois .... 78 

Harlan, Kentucky 78 

Elizabeth City, North Carolina 78 

Sherril Town, North Carolina 78 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio 78 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio .... 78 

Hemingway, South Carolina 78 

Naugatuck, West Virginia 78 

Cranford Chapel, Alabama 77 

Decatur, Alabama 77 

Republic, Alabama 77 



THE VOICE TELLS 

(Continued from page 17) 

thoughtlessness, immaturity, and 
selfishness rule our hearts and 
minds. 

Lessons on love and kindness 
should extend farther than the 
Sunday School classroom. They 
should penetrate into our hearts 
and overflow in our speech, "for 
out of the abundance of the heart, 
the mouth speaketh" (Matthew 
12:34). 



Skyline, Alabama 77 

White Springs, Florida .... 77 

Valdosta, Georgia 77 

West Frankfort, Illinois 77 

Jackson (Bailey Avenue), Mississippi 77 

Marietta, Ohio! 77 

Coosa Valley, Alabama 76 

Huntsville (Virginia Blvd.), Alabama .... 76 

Piedmont, Alabama 76 

Pomona, California 76 

Lynch, Kentucky .... 76 

Bedico, Louisiana .... .... ... 76 

Easton, Maryland 76 

Walhalla (No. 2), South Carolina 76 

Valley Forge, Tennessee 76 

MacClenny, Florida 75 

Mount Dora, Florida 75 

Buford, Georgia .... 75 

Eldcrado, Illinois 75 

Cantwell, Missouri 75 

Langley, South Carolina 75 

East Soddy, Tennessee 75 

Charlottesville, Virginia 75 

Logan, West Virginia 75 



Spiritual Results Among Our Youth 



March 31, 1962 
Saved 

Sanctified 

Filled with the Holy Ghost 
Added to the Church 



3,944 

1,692 

1,342 

840 



Since June 30, 1961 

Saved 34,375 

Sanctified 15,825 

Filled With the Holy Ghost 12,023 

Added to the Church 8,782 



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Sunday School and 
Youth Work Statistics 



By CECIL B. KNIGHT, National Sunday School and Youth Director 



SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Average Weekly Attendance 
March 1962 

500 and Over 

Middletown (Clayton), Ohio .... 737 

Greenville (Treniont Avenue), South 
Carolina 736 

400-499 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 495 

Cincinnati (Central Parkway), Ohio .... 494 

Griffin, Georgia . 474 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 468 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 457 
Kannapolis (Elm Street), North Caro- 
lina 450 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio 450 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida .... 448 

300-399 

Wilmington (4th Street), North 

Carolina 393 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan ... .... 389 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida .... 388 

Fairborn, Ohio 385 

West Flint, Michigan 375 

Wilmington. North Carolina 375 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida .... .... 351 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee 349 

Anderson (McDuffle), South Carolina 342 

Lenoir City, Tennessee 333 

Cleveland (South). Tennessee .... 331 

Buford, Georgia 326 

Austin, Indiana 326 

Biltmore, North Carolina 325 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 320 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio 319 

South Gastonia, North Carolina 318 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 318 

Newport News, Virginia 317 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs). Florida .... 315 

Alabama City, Alabama 304 

Pulaski. Virginia 304 

200-299 

West Gastonia, North Carolina 299 

Avondale Estates. Georgia 297 

Akron (Market), Ohio 295 

Milford, Delaware 294 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida 292 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 292 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 291 

Whitwell, Tennessee 289 

Perry, Florida 286 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), South 

Carolina 286 

Savannah (Derenne Street), Georgia 279 
Nassau. (Faith Temple). Bahamas .... 275 

Daisy. Tennessee .... 275 

Phoenix (44th Street), Arizona 273 

Pontiac. Michigan 272 

Jesup. Georgia 269 

South Lebanon, Ohio 265 

Greenville (Woodside). South Caro- 
lina 263 

Radford, Virginia 263 

Sumiton, Alabama 262 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 262 

Winchester, Kentucky ... 260 

East Lumberton, North Carolina ... 260 

Columbia, South Carolina 257 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio .... 2^2 

Fort Myers. Florida ... 251 

Seviervllle (Home for Children), Ten- 
nessee 250 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 246 

Lakeland (West). Florida 243 

Atlanta (Riverside). Georgia .. 241 

Fort Mill. South Carolina 241 

Baldwin Park, California 238 

Rome (North), Georgia 238 



Van Dyke, Michigan .... 238 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina ....,236 
Nashville (Meridian Street), Ten- 
nessee 234 
Rifle Range, Florida ..L .... .... .... .".. 232 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 231 

Plant City, Florida .... 230 

Salisbury, Maryland 230 

Brooklyn. Maryland 229 

St. Louis (Gravois / v>enue), Missouri 228 
South Rocky Mount, North Carolina 228 

Lancaster, Ohio 226 

Wyandotte, Michigan 225 

Crichton (Mobile), Alabama 224 

Ranlo, North Carolina 223 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 223 

Jacksonville (Lanes Ave.), Florida .... 221 

Lawton. Oklahoma 218 

Jacksonville (Garden City), Florida .... 217 

Wilson, North Carolina 217 

Lake Wales, Florida 216 

Sanford, North Carolina 216 

Bartow, Florida 215 

Samoset, Kentucky 215 

Chattanooga (4th Avenue), Tennessee 215 

Marion, South Carolina 214 

Knoxville (Central), Tennessee 212 

Arcadia, Florida ... 210 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania .... 210 

Langley, South Carolina ... 209 

Jackson (Bailey Avenue), Mississippi 208 
Cramerton, North Carolina .... .... 208 

Augusta (Crawford Avenue), Georgia 207 
Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky .... 207 

Santa Ana, California ... 206 

Easton, Maryland 205 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio 205 

Lenoir, North Carolina 204 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina 204 

Princeton, West Virginia 204 

East Belmont, North Carolina ... .... .... 202 

Washington, D. C. 201 

Greenwood, South Carolina 200 

125-199 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 199 

Lake Worth, Florida 198 

Miami. Florida 198 

Lake City. South Carolina 197 

Chattanooga (East Ridge), Tennessee 197 

Albertvllle, Alabama 196 

Orlando (East), Florida 196 

Willard, Ohio 196 

Blackshear, Georgia 195 

Franklin, Ohio 195 

Huntsville (Governors Drive), Alabama 194 

Ontario, California 193 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio 193 

Pelzer, South Carolina 193 

Charlotte (Hoskins Avenue). North 

Carolina 192 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio 191 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue). Alabama 190 

Paris, Texas .... 190 

Thomasville, North Carolina 189 

Lakedale, North Carolina 189 

Sanford, Florida 188 

Roanoke Rapids. North Carolina 186 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 186 

Lavonla, Georgia 185 

Rockingham. North Carolina 185 

Belton, South Carolina 185 

Valdosta. Georgia 184 

St. Louis (Grand Avenue). Missouri 183 
New Orleans (Spain Street), Louisiana 182 

Douglas. Georgia 181 

Newport, Kentucky 181 

Charleston, West Virginia 181 

Rossville, Georgia 180 

York, South Carolina 180 

Annistcn, Alabama 179 

North Birmingham, Alabama 179 

Macon (Napier Avenue), Georgia 179 

Alma, Georgia .... 179 
Charlotte (Parkwood), North Carolina 179 
Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 178 



Greenville (Park Place), South Carolina 177 

Pomona, California 176 

Eloise, Florida .. 1 6 

Dayton (Richard), Ohio 175 

Dayton. Tennessee ~ 175 

Ciear Water, Florida 174 

Lebanon. Pennsylvania 174 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama 173 

Plnsonfork, Kentucky 173 

Chase, Maryland 173 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio 173 

La Fcllette, Tennessee .... 173 

Demorest, Georgia — . 172 

West Danville, Virginia .... 172 

Kelso, Washington .... 172 

San Pablo, California ... . 171 

Middletown (Oxford), Ohio 171 

Bristol. Tennessee 171 

Tifton, Georgia 170 

Sidney, Ohio 170 

Somerset, Pennsylvania .... 170 

Straight Creek, Alabama 169 

Richmond, Indiana 169 

Asheville. North Carolina 169 

Charleston (King Street), South 

Carolina .... .... 169 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee .... 169 

South Boston, Virginia 169 

Huntington, West Virginia 169 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 168 

Haines City, Florida 168 

Benton, Illinois 168 

Dallas, North Carolina 168 

West Durham, North Carolina .... ... 168 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 168 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 167 

Chicago (Bridgevlew), Illinois .... 167 

Lake City, Florida 166 

Brunswick, Georgia .... 166 

Clinton, South Carolina 166 

Hope Mills, North Carolina 165 

Melbourne, Florida 164 

Lindale, Georgia .... 164 

Patetown, North Carolina 164 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania .... 164 

Seneca, South Carolina 164 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida .... ... 163 

Winter Garden, Florida 163 

Mooresville, North Carolina 163 

Chicago (Roseland), Illinois 162 

Covington, Louisiana 162 

Springfield, North Carolina 162 

McMinnville, Tennessee 162 

Cocoa. Florida 161 

Calhoun, Georgia 160 

Lexington (7th Street), Kentucky 160 

Roanoke, Virginia 160 

Nocatee, Florida 159 

Lawrenceville, Georgia 159 

Dearborn, Michigan 159 

Hester Town, North Carolina 159 

Chester, South Carolina .... 159 

Gaffney, South Carolina 159 

Johnson City, Tennessee 159 

Eldorado, Illinois 158 

Soddy, Tennessee 158 

Norfolk, Virginia 158 

Sylacauga, Alabama 157 

Albany (8th Avenue), Georgia 157 

Marietta, Ohio 157 

Springfield, Ohio 156 

McColl. South Carolina 156 

Woodruff, South Carolina 156 

Baldwin, Georgia 155 

River Rouge, Michigan 155 

Asheboro, North Carolina ... 155 

Lancaster, South Carolina 155 

Bradley, Illinois 154 

Ferndale, Michigan 154 

Roseland, Ohio 154 

South Henderson, North Carolina 153 

Wake Forest, North Carolina 153 

Dayton (Hoover), Ohio 153 

Talladega, Alabama 152 

Waycross (Brunei Street), Georgia 152 

Hickory, North Carolina 152 

Adamsville, Alabama 151 

Oakley, California 151 

Lexington, North Carolina 151 

Walhalla (No 2), South Carolina ... 151 

Greenville, Mississippi 150 

Fort Pierce, Florida 150 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio 149 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee .... 149 

Dalton, Georgia 148 

Mt. Vernon, Illinois 148 

Pasco, Washington 148 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 147 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 147 

Athens, Tennessee 147 

Parrott, Virginia 147 

Thomaston, Georgia 146 

Colltnsville. Illinois 146 



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Selma, North Carolina ... . 146 

Valdese, North Carolina ._. .... ... . 146 

Porterville, California _.. 145 

Largo, Florida ._. — . 145 

Chicago (Narragansett), Illinois 145 

Warner Robins, Georgia .... .... .... 144 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio .... 144 

Greenville (Laurens Road), South 

Carolina 

Rome (East), Georgia 

Everett, Pennsylvania .... 

Erwin, Tennessee .... ... . 

Mac Arthur, West Virginia ... . 

Marietta, Georgia 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio 

Riverside (Fort Worth), Texas .... 

Bluefield, Virginia .... .... .... .... 

MacClenny, Florida 

Prichard, Alabama .... .... .... .... 

Fitzgerald, Georgia ... . ... . 

Biloxi, Mississippi ... . 

Kingsport (Chestnut Street), Ten- 
nessee - .... .... ... . 

West Winter Haven, Florida 

Greensboro (State Street), North 

Carolina 

Glenwood, North Carolina .... .... 

Okeechobee, Florida .... 

Hagerstown, Maryland ... . .... ... . 

Tarboro, North Carolina .... 

Greenwood (South), South 

Carolina 

Laurens, South Carolina .... 

Memphis (Barton Heights), Ten- 
nessee ... . .... 

Mount Olive, Tennessee ... . .... ... 

Grundy, Virginia ... . 

Belle Glade, Florida .... .... .... .... .... 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia ... 
Greenville, North Carolina ... .... ... 

Findlay, Ohio .. . 

Walhalla (No. 1) South Carolina 
Miami (West), Florida ... . ... . 

Pensaeoia, Florida ... . 

North Ridgeville, Ohio .... 

Poplar, California .... 

Summerville, Georgia .... ... . 

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 

Washington, North Carolina .... 

Dyersburg, Tennessee _ — — 

East Gadsden, Alabama 

Trafford, Alabama .... ... . . 

Zion Ridge, Alabama .... ... . .... 

Fresno (Temple), California ... . .... 

Middletown (Noetown), Kentucky 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

Boonsboro, Maryland .... .... 

Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas .... .... .... 

Portsmouth, Virginia ... . — 

Bradshaw, West Virginia ... 

Elkins, West Virginia .... .... ... . 

Carrollton, Georgia .... .... .... ... . .... 

Granite City, Illinois . . — 

Louisville (Portland), Kentucky .... 

Willow Run, Michigan .... 

Wilmington, (Castle Street), North 

Carolina ... . — .._ 

Bladenboro, North Carolina ... . 

Richmondale, Ohio .... ... . ... . .... 

Springhill, Alabama — — — — . 

Samoset, Florida .... .... 

Wallins, Kentucky .... ... .... — 

North East, Pennsylvania .... 

Solway, Tennessee .... .. 

Huntsville (Virginia Blvd.), 
Marked Tree, Arkansas 
Riviera Beach, Florida ... . 

Rome (West), Georgia — . .... 

West Liberty, Kentucky — ... 
Houston (No. 2), Texas .... .... 

West Baltimore, Maryland .... 

China Grove, North Carolina 
Middlesex, North Carolina ... 
Ninety Six, South Carolina ... 

Middle Valley, Tennessee 

Logan, West Virginia — 

Fairfield, California .... .... 

Albany (East), Georgia 

West Frankfort, Illinois .... 
Wadesboro, North Carolina ... 

Miamisburg, Ohio ... . 

Gap Hill, South Carolina 130 

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 130 

Cross Mill, North Carolina — — . 129 

Wagoner, Oklahoma ... . ... . ... . ... . 129 

Newport, Tennessee .... — 129 

Bradford, Alabama .... — . — . — - 128 

Fresno (H/M), California .... .... 128 

North Lansing, Michigan ... . — 128 

St. Louis (Northside), Missouri 128 

North Rocky Mount, North Carolina 128 

North Belmont, North Carolina ~ 128 

East Burlington, North Carolina — 128 

Sandy Valley, Ohio ._. -- — 128 

Hemingway, South Carolina — 128 

Memphis (Rosamond Avenue), Ten- 
nessee .... — . — . 128 



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.... ... .... 133 

.... 133 

Alabama 132 

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131 

... 131 

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130 

.... 130 

.... 130 

.. 130 



Brenton, West Virginia ... . — — 

Millville, West Virginia ... . ... 

Birmingham (Woodlawn), Alabama ... 

Mobile (Oakdale), Alabama .... ... . 

Royal Oak, Michigan ... 

Mentor, Ohio ... . . .. .... 

Aiken, South Carolina .. .... .... .... ... 

Georgetown, South Carolina 

Delbarton, West Virginia ... . ... 

Geneva, Alabama .... ... 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama ... . 

Salinas, California .... 

Vidalia, Georgia .... 

Mt. Olivet, Georgia ... 

Detroit (Thaddeus Street), Michigan 

Maiden, North Carolina .... ... . ... . ... 

Alcoa, Tennessee .... .... ... 

Indian Springs, Alabama 

Shatter, California ... 

Manatee, Florida 

Muncie, Indiana .... ... 

Crisfield, Maryland .... .... ... 

Shelby, North Carolina ... . ... . ... 

Sevierville, Tennessee .... ... 



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Y. P. E. 



NATION'S TOP TEN IN HOME 
DEPARTMENT ATTENDANCE 

Total Monthly Attendance for March 



Greenville (Tremont Avenue), South 
Carolina .... .... 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Ten- 
nessee .... .... .... 

East Gadsden, Alabama .... 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), North 
Carolina .... .... 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio .... ... 

East Lumberton, North Carolina .... 

Chase Maryland .... 

Gaffney, South Carolina 

Atlanta (Hemphill Avenue), Georgia 

Bernard, Kentucky .... 



7,358 

1,720 
954 

883 
850 
672 
600 
600 
525 
500 



TEN STATES HIGHEST IN HOME 
DEPARTMENTS 

South Carolina ... .... .... .... 

Alabama .... .... .... .. 

North Carolina .... .... 

West Virginia .... .... _. 

Ohio .... .... .... .... .... .. 

Arkansas .... .... .. 

Georgia .... .... .. 

Tennessee .... .... .... .. 

California .... .... _. 

Oklahoma .... .... .... .. 



41 
29 
29 
29 
28 
20 
19 
16 
15 
15 



REPORT OF NEW SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

Branch Sunday Schools organized 
since June 30, 1961 

New Sunday Schools organized 
since June 30, 1961 .... .... 

Total Sunday Schools organized 
since June 30, 1961 .... ... 



49 
95 



144 



TEN HIGHEST CHURCHES IN NO. OF 

PERSONAL VISITS BY SUNDAY SCHOOL 

WORKERS 

"Souls cost soles." Enlist your Sunday 
School workers in systematic and regular 
visitation. It is the Biblical method and 
it is the best way to reach people for 
Christ and the Sunday School. 

NOTE: Every Sunday School should re- 
port their visits to their State Director. 



Talladega, Alabama 
Bladenboro, North Carolina ... 

Lynch, Kentucky .... .... ... 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia ... . 

New Haven, Conneticut 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida ... 

Griffin, Georgia .... .... 

Fort Mill, South Carolina 

Hillside, Maryland ... . 

Lexington (7th Street), Kentucky ... 



1,065 
777 
622 
600 
572 
476 
450 
400 
388 
387 



CORRECTION! 

The Michigan State Office advised us 
that the West Flint Church should have 
been listed as having an average weekly 
attendance of 282 in Sunday School for the 
month of January instead of 257. 

CORRECTION! 

The Virginia State Office advised us that 
the Radford Church should have been 
listed as having an average weekly at- 
tendance of 337 in Sunday School for the 
month of January. 



Average Weekly Attendance 

March 1962 

200 and Over 
Middletown (Clayton), Ohio 287 

Cincinnati (Central Parkway), Ohio .... 283 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio ._ 262 

Goldsboro, North Carolina — — — — . 239 

Sevierville, Tennessee .... — 236 

West Flint, Michigan 229 

Sevierville (Home for Children), Ten- 
nessee — — . — . — — — - --- 228 

Erwin, North Carolina ... . — — 209 

150-199 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida ... 198 
Greenville (Tremont Avenue), South 

Carolina .... .... — . — 195 

South Lebanon, Ohio .... — — — 184 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 181 

Crestview. Florida . .. — — . — . — - 178 

Norwood, North Carolina _.. .... _ 174 

Jacksonville (Garden City), Florida .... 169 

Arcadia, Florida 164 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio _._ 161 

Lake Wales, Florida .... .... .... .... 158 

Perry, Florida — . — . 158 

Wilmington, North Carolina .... .... 155 

Daisy, Tennessee „. ... . 154 

Plant City, Florida .— — . .— — - 152 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania .... .... 152 

100-149 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio — . — . 148 
Chattanooga (Fourth Avenue), Ten- 
nessee — . — — . 148 

South Mt. Zion, Georgia .... 146 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida .... 143 

East Belmont, North Carolina 143 

Princeton, North Carolina ... . 139 

Brooklyn, Maryland — — . 137 

Wyandotte, Michigan .... — 136 

North Shady Grove, Mississippi ... . ... . 136 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), North 

Carolina .... .... .... .... 134 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida 133 

Mt. Olivet, Georgia 133 

Hixson, Tennessee ... . — . 133 

Ontario, California — . — . 130 

Vanceburg, Kentucky ... . 130 

Chouteau, Oklahoma .... — . — . — 130 

Milford, Delaware .... 128 

Spartanburg (South Church), South 

Carolina ... ... .... .... .... 127 

Anderson (McDuffie Street), South 

Carolina .... ... . 127 

Paris, Texas — . — . — . 126 

Lake City, Florida .... 124 

Newport News, Virginia 123 

Fort Meade, Florida 122 

Lenoir City, Tennessee ... . 122 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia .... .... 121 

Austin, Indiana ... . .... ... . 118 

Clarksburg, Maryland .... .... 117 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan 117 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee .... .... 117 

Rifle Range, Florida _ 116 

Savannah (Derenne Avenue), Georgia 116 

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Tifton, Georgia 
Fairborn, Ohio . 

Pikeville, Tennessee .... ... . ... 

Whitwell, Tennessee .... 

San Pablo, California .... 

Garrison, West Virginia .... .... 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama 

Trafford, Alabama .... ... . 

Nassau (Faith Temple), Bahamas 
Shepherdsville, Kentucky .... .... .... 

Columbia, South Carolina 

Patetown, North Carolina . .. ... . .... 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky 

Mt. Carmel, North Carolina 

Lake Worth, Florida ... . .... 

Rossville, Georgia .... .... 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania .... 

Santa Ana, California — . ... . 

Rome (North), Georgia 

Savannah Branch, Louisiana .... 

Lenoir, North Carolina .... .... .... 

Lawton, Oklahoma .... .... .... .... 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee 
Phoenix (East), Arizona ... . ... . ... . ... 

Laurens, South Carolina 

Hartselle, Alabama .... 

Washington, D. C. .... ... . 

Everett, Pennsylvania 

Grundy, Virginia ... 

Fort Pierce, Florida .... 

Lakeland (West), Florida .... 

Benton, Illinois .... .... .... 

Collinsville, Illinois ... _ 

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By AVIS SWIGER 
Dear "Youth Wants to Know" Editor, 

How reliable is my conscience? I do not feel con- 
demned when I go to the show, wear shorts, or use 
make-up. I am a member of the Church of God. The 
pastor and old folks here (there are not many young 
people) tell me that these things are wrong. Who 
am I to believe, my conscience or these who are too 
old to understand how I feel? Please help me. A.B. 

Dear A.B., 

Webster says that conscience is the power 
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God says in the Bible, that your conscience may be 
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seared with a hot iron (1 Timothy 4:2). Read these 
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with anything you want to do. Once you have made 
up your mind that a thing is all right your con- 
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you have set. 

Some have promoted the idea that your conscience 
could never be wrong because it is the voice of God 
in you. This is not true. It is invisible and immaterial; 
it cannot be X-rayed; a surgeon cannot operate up- 
on it; but you can educate it and train it even as 
you can train your hand to write or your feet to 
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In 1 Corinthians 10:23-33, Paul gives us a pattern 
for deciding what is right. They had questioned him 
about eating meat that had been purchased in the 
market place that had been offered to an idol god. 
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meat and some thought it was not wrong. They asked 
him to settle the issue for them. Now the subject is 
changed but the argument is the same. He answered 
them by saying that they should do all to the glory 
of God. If it glorifies God, it is good. Do you especially 
glorify God in these things that you asked about? 
Paul also says (verses 32, 33) that we are not to of- 
fend others. We cannot live to ourselves alone but 
everything we do or say affects others, so we need to 
be sure that the results are good. 

Let your conscience be your guide is a denial of the 
great Protestant principle, "the Bible is our only rule 
of faith and practice." (From Basic Questions About 
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Tough Guys at Camp 

For America's Survival 

Independence Day 

The Mirages of Life 

Property Purchased in 
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Every Little Thing Counts 

Kern's Wish 

The Fine Art of 
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6 Roy Bernard Jussell 

7 Katherine Bevis 

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By Paul Conn 



WE ARE A crisis generation. 
Have you ever stopped to realize what 
tremendous potential lies in today's teen- 
agers — and what endless opportunities we shall re- 
ceive to develop and use it? 

The possibilities are staggering. Never in the history 
of mankind has there been such a need for our talents. 
The entire world lies waiting for the sound of our 
voices, the products of our minds, the touch of our 
hands to lead them from their misery and endless 
confusion into the world of enlightenment and hap- 
piness which we must create. 

The world is ours; we are its future; we are its 
hope. 

In the same breath, it is our responsibility. What 
we do does not merely affect the course of history. It 
determines the ultimate end of mankind. It writes 
the final page of history — or opens a new era of 
civilization more nearly perfect than our fathers can 
dream possible. 

Where are these world-changers? These history- 
makers? These men who hold the future of a world 
built by 6,000 years of effort and care and inspira- 
tion? Where is this generation of decision-makers 
whose success or failure will make or break the world? 
Where are these men whose hope is the world's hope? 

They are in American high schools! 

One of them is you. If the United States is to be a 
nation of patriotic, alert citizens, then you must be a 
patriotic alert citizen. If our nation is to lead the 
world toward freedom and peace, then you must be 
thoroughly dedicated to the principles of freedom and 
peace — and thoroughly prepared for the role of lead- 
ership. 



Our responsibility to the world cannot be shrugged 
off lightly. We cannot say "This is my life — if I 
want to be nothing let me be nothing in peace." The 
fact is that this is not our life. We are not in our 
present position of national wealth and happiness be- 
cause of anything that we have done, but because of 
the millions of men and women from Bunker Hill 
to Berlin whose dedication has kept us alive and free. 
We are where we are because someone put us here. 

Once in our place of prosperity and promise, we 
cannot deny to others the chance that has been 
given to us. We have been the most blessed of Ameri- 
can generations — we must in turn be the most pro- 
gressive one. 

If we are to develop our potential and lead the 
world through the crisis age which it faces, we must 
be both prepared and willing. Those are the two es- 
sential qualifications. 

Preparation will be gained through 

daily study of those lessons and subjects which at this 
stage of the game, we seem to detest so thoroughly. 
School is our life. If we fail in our studies, we are 
failing in life — and we cannot drift unconcernedly 
through school and expect the trend of failure which 
we are molding to reverse itself. 

Our present attitude toward studies will very likely 
be our attitude toward more important things when 
adulthood is reached. While in school we prepare for 
leadership, not only in pursuit of knowledge, but also 
in learning how to live useful lives. If our years in 
high school are spent well, we develop the capacity 
for success which will insure usefulness in later life. 

The other ingredient is willingness. It cannot come 
through study or effort. It must come in the rich, 
silent moments of our lives in which we determine 
if we will pay the price of denying ourselves to give 
to others. Willingness to serve comes when we realize 
that there are things far more important than our 
own ease and comfort. 

The decision rests with us. We can lose through 
apathy and lack of preparation the greatest oppor- 
tunity ever given to a generation of people. Or we can 
seize that opportunity and, through hard work and 
dedication, build a nation that will point the way to 
freedom and liberty for centuries to come. 

Our thoughts should ever be in harmony with those 
of Daniel Webster, who once wrote: "Let our object 
be our country, our whole country, and nothing but 
our country, And, by the blessing of God, may that 
country itself become a vast and splendid monument, 
not of oppression and terror, but of wisdom, of peace, 
and of liberty, upon which the world may gaze with 
admiration forever." 

—From THE TRUMPETER— May, 1962 
Bradley High School 



Paul is the son of the Reverend and Mrs. Charles W. Conn. 
He Is editor-in-chief of The Trumpeter, Bradley High School 
paper, which is a member of the International Quill and Scroll 
Society. Paul is president-elect of the National Honor Society, 
treasurer of the Lambda Sigma, and treasurer-elect of the Stu- 
dent Council. He is also a member of the Spanish Club, Bach- 
elors Club, Future Teachers of America, and the National Thes- 
pian Society. He is a consecrated Christian and a member of 
the North Cleveland Church of God. 



By Gunnar Hoglund 



Tough Guys 
at Camp 




"The three of us, 

sir, 

ain't got no 

time for church or things 

like that. All 

we got for 

a pastor is the chief of -police." 




A LBIN KINTNER, director of 
jLL our camp, was not one for 

— ' M words. As quiet and austere 
as the big elm that stood over by 
the dining hall, he had a habit of 
talking only when he was sure of 
himself. 

About the only time the campers 
heard any words from him — except 
when he made announcements at 
meal time and the evening serv- 
ice — was when the fellows arrived 
at camp. There were only forty or 
fifty campers, and he would in- 
vite us one by one into his cabin for 
a one-minute welcome speech. 
Then, he would pull a stubby pen- 
cil from his pocket slowly and de- 
liberately, writing our names in a 
loose-leaf book, also the name of 
our pastor. 

That was the way he first met 
the "Tough Terrors" — Anders, Tony 
and Karl. They had arrived with 
a group of twelve from the big 
church in town. Many of them had 
histories of trouble-making, but the 
worst of the group were these three 
fellows. They had chests and shoul- 
ders like bulldozers, fists like sledge 
hammers, dark pimply faces and 
manners to match. 

I guess you'd have to call them 
"troublesome delinquents." Several 
times they had been in and out 
of jail. 

When they, along with the other 
new fellows, were called into the 
director's cabin, they listened to his 
welcome speech with exaggerated 
expressions of boredom. 

When the director opened his 
book to inscribe the name of the 
"Terrors' " pastor he looked up in- 
quiringly. Tony, the leader of the 
"Tough Terrors," took the initiative. 
Drawing out his arms, he called 
Mike and Karl into a tight circle. 
"The three of us, sir, ain't got no 
time for church or things like 
that." He paused, then grinned. 
"All we got for a pastor is — the 
chief of police. Right, fellas?" 

The director studied his book. 
Patiently he asked, "Would you give 
me the complete name and address 
of the chief of police?" 

The "Tough Terrors" glanced 
warily at one another. Then Tony 
barked, "Yeah, it's Adam Johnson, 
City Hall." 

"Okay," said the director. "I will 
list his name as your pastor." 

As soon as the "Tough Terrors" 
got back to their cabin they began 
bragging how they had made a fool 
of the director. "He'll know better 
from now on, than to pry into our 
business," they yelled. Then they 
banded together over in the cor- 
ner and began singing a song that 
contained shady references to the 
director. The other fellows in the 
cabin looked on, puzzled and almost 
afraid. 

Actually, the director had good 
reason for getting the names of the 



pastors of his campers. He was the 
kind of director who believed it was 
his duty to keep the pastors back 
home informed on how the fellows 
from their churches were getting 
along. So, in the middle of the 
week, he wrote a letter to each pas- 
tor, reporting how the boy was do- 
ing and describing any spiritual 
progress he seemed to be making. 

MONDAY moved on in- 
to Tuesday, then Wednesday. There 
was plenty to keep the campers 
busy — ball games, swimming, Bible 
classes, and each evening a service. 
Everyone took to the schedule 
heartily. Everyone, that is, except 
the "Terrors." 

If the director knew how the 
"Terrors" were trying to damage 
the camp's morale, he never men- 
tioned it. On the ball field, they 
were always kicking up a fuss. In 
the dining hall, they gulped their 
food down. But it was the terrible 
songs they sang that caused the 
greatest distress. Everyone disliked 
the three bullies. But when they 
began one of their tunes, the other 
fellows couldn't help but listen, 
and wonder. 

On Saturday morning a bigger- 
than-usual batch of mail arrived. 
At mail call everyone peered at 
the pile of letters and packages on 
the table, wondering how many 
would be theirs. But the director 
only passed out a few. He took the 
rest of the parcels into his cabin. 
The fellows were puzzled by this 
turn of events. What was so special 
about those packages? "I need to 
look them over," was all that the 
director would say. 

As if the "Tough Terrors" hadn't 
already done enough damage, they 
began circulating a rumor. "Those 
packages," they whispered, "really 
belong to the campers, but the di- 
rector is going to open them and 
remove for himself any valuables." 
At first, the fellows laughed at this 
idea. The director was too honest 
for that. But as the afternoon wore 
on and camp moved into its final 
evening, everyone began to wonder 
— what was in those parcels? Why 
didn't the director pass them out? 

At dinner that evening, the di- 
rector made an announcement. 
"After the evening service," he said, 
"there will be a surprise time. And 
then there'll be a closing campfire 
up on the hill where everyone will 
have a chance to testify about 
what the Lord has done in their 
lives this week." 

It was a special kind of service 
that evening. You could feel the 
presence of Christ. All except the 
"Tough Terrors." They sat in the 
back row and squirmed. 

When the final prayer was over 
the campers streamed from the 
hall and over to the big tree. There 



the director stood in the lamplight 
with a tight smile on his face. 
What in the world was the big sur- 
prise going to be? "I know all of 
you have been wondering," the di- 
rector began, "about those pack- 
ages that came this afternoon. 
Well, you can quit wondering. 
They're presents for you . . . from 
your pastors." He pointed at the 
parcels under the tree. 

The campers burst over the pile 
of packages. They pulled and 
tugged until they found the one 
with their name. All over the 
grounds, young people sat cutting 
strings, tearing paper and shouting 
to their friends what they had re- 
ceived. 

But the "Tough Terrors" found 
no presents. They stood together, 
watching the others sullenly. 

"What do they think this is, 
Christmas?" laughed Karl. "Pres- 
ents, that's only for sissies." 

"Don't show me your new flash- 
light," sneered Anders to a fellow 
who proudly brought it over. "If I 
want a flashlight I'll buy me one." 

The director had 

apparently asked each pastor to 
send his campers a present of some 
kind, to sort of symbolize the kin- 
ship between himself and his young 
people. Kind of unusual, of course, 
but typical of the director whose 
ideas often took strange twists and 
turns. 

One happy fellow came bound- 
ing over with a new ball. "From 
my pastor," he shouted. "Now I 
know why the director wanted his 
name for that book." 

"Hey," said Tony, grabbing An- 
der's arm. "Come to think of it, we 
gave the director our pastor's 
name." 

"Yeah," replied Anders. "Then 
how come we didn't get a present?" 
The "Tough Terrors" looked slyly 
at each other. 

"Let's go see the director." 

Across the grounds they marched 
and into the director's cabin. 

"We got a complaint, sir," began 
Tony. 

"A complaint?" 

"Yeah," continued Tony, drawing 
himself up and breathing deeply. 
"All of the other guys got presents 
from their pastors. We gave you 
the name of our pastor. But we 
ain't got no presents. That's dis- 
crimination, sir." 

The director fingered his hands 
at the desk. Then he rose, walked 
over to the bunk. "Well, there were 
three extra packages," he said. "I 
almost forgot them." He pointed 
at three parcels showing from the 
blankets. 

"There's one for me," yelled Tony, 
tearing across the room. And there 
was one for each of the "Tough 
Terrors." They tugged at the rib- 



bons and ripped open the paper. 

"Now if you'll excuse me," said 
the director, "I've got to go up to 
the campfire. And, remember, I 
want you fellows up there in five 
minutes." 

Inside the parcels was a new belt 
for Tony, a baseball glove for Karl, 
and for Anders something he'd al- 
ways wanted, a shiny Boy Scout 
hatchet. 

"Man-n-n-n," breathed Tony. 

There was something else. In each 
present was a card which read, 
"From the chief of police, Adam 
Johnson." And a letter which be- 
gan: "Dear Tony, Karl and An- 
ders: Mr. Kintner, your director, 
tells me that I'm listed as your pas- 
tor. The fact is that I don't mind 
one bit your calling me your pas- 
tor. You see, I'm a Christian, saved 
by the blood of Christ. And I hope, 
fellows, that before the week is over 
you'll give your lives to the Sav- 
iour too." 

For long minutes the "Tough Ter- 
rors" sat in the cabin staring at the 
letter. Then they shuffled through 
the door and up the hill to the 
campfire. 

Sitting beside the crackling fire, 
Tony, Karl and Anders looked at 
the director as he led the singing. 
Then they dropped their eyes to 
the presents under their arms . . . 
and the letter that Tony clutched 
tightly in his fingers. 

The director boomed out: "To- 
night is the last night here at 
camp. We've sung some choruses. 
Now maybe someone wants to give 
a testimony." It was then that Tony 
pushed through the fringe of 
campers and into the center of the 
circle. He coughed and wiped his 
eyes on his shirt. "Guys," he said, 
"Karl, Anders and I have been a 
pain in the neck to all of you this 
week. We had no time for religion. 
But tonight . . . well, something 
happened. We got a present . . . 
you won't believe this, but it's true. 
We got a present from — the chief 
of police. And there was a letter 
too — 

"The 'Tough Terrors' have talked 
it over," he went on, "And we've 
decided that religion is for us. We 
want to become Christians." 

After the director had taken the 
"Tough Terrors" aside and coun- 
selled and prayed with them, joy- 
ous music rose above the snapping 
fire and up over the trees. During 
the singing of "My Jesus, I Love 
Thee" a huge fleecy cloud passed 
across the sky. My pals said it was 
a cloud. But, even though my eyes 
were filled with tears, I am almost 
sure it was an angel. 

Of course that was years ago, 
when I was just a teen-ager. But 
even then, I could recognize an an- 
gel when I saw one — as sure as my 
name's Tony. 




AS WE THANKFULLY commemorate once more 
our precious American freedoms on this 
Fourth of July, we do so with great sobriety; 
for the threats against our liberty from abroad, and 
from within, grow bolder by the hour. 

It is difficult to comprehend why a noisy segment 
of our own nationals should want to surrender what 
our cherished Declaration of Independence affirms 
for us all: ". . . certain inalienable Rights, that among 
these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." 

For the Bible student who is a faithful believer of 
the Word, this is not confounding, but prophetic. 
The anti-Christ, represented by treacherous individ- 
uals within our nation, is prophesied. 

Yet, since our glorious nation still survives under its 
original conceivement, our prayerful hope is that it 
can survive, God willing. 

We should remember well that our foundling fathers 
established these United States as a Christian republic 
with all men "endowed by their Creator," as our 
Declaration of Independence states. With a first al- 
legiance to a Sovereign God, our nation became the 
greatest ever known, undeniable proof that a God- 
dedicated system of society succeeds as none other. 

Regrettably, some of us have strayed rather far 
afield from those perfect principles so wisely and lov- 
ingly given by our Father for His children's benefit. 




By Roy Bernard Jussell 



Lest we foolishly lose our freedoms, let us rededicate 
our lives that these freedoms may be once more as 
they were in our republic's beginning. Constant prayer 
and faithful obedience to the Word have sustained us. 
Let us pray that we may be spared a look back in 
bitterest sorrow and a cry in anguish, "I was asleep!" 
Shall we, in these short, fearful hours make good our 
shortcomings? 

We can! 

We CAN, AS WITH a single voice, deny 
the disturbing charge that liberty is too precious for 
man. We can prove that man will not abuse that 
liberty but accept its necessary restraints, with re- 
spect, even reverence, for freedom does impose dis- 
ciplines. We can show that liberty is not to be taken 
for granted but can be lost, as it has been lost, if 
not vigilantly guarded. These we can do, and what- 
ever else may be the cost to remain free men under 
God. 

Our illustrious Patrick Henry, filled with the pre- 
ciousness of liberty, cried from the depths of his 
soul, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" 

Abroad, the merciless chains of tyranny painfully 
bind nations that were once free. With deep com- 
passion we ask, "Was freedom lost through forgetting 
that man's best welfare came of our bounteous God, 
to Whom man forgot to pray, whose Word man failed 
to obey?" 

May we be spared so cruel an end! 

In this perilous hour, before we have lost our all, 
how shall we recapture the spirit of our republic's 
noble designers when, as Abraham Lincoln reminded 
us, it was "conceived in liberty . . . under God." 

We can, through a united Christian effort, yet save 
our free nation, for, in the forefront, aligned against 
the anti-Christ are our churches. 

Let us with newborn zeal and dedication attend the 
services, not allow other matters to take precedence. 
Let us remember that the hour is late and we are 
indeed on a crusade. Let us give more generously of 
our means, before those means are taken by a ruth- 
less, God-less tyrant. Let our associates be God-fearing 
men and women. Let us, in our work, travel and rec- 
reation be true witnesses to His glory, faithful at- 
tendants to His house, and devout workers in His 
kingdom. 

United, we can yet turn back the God-less tide 
threatening to engulf us and make of us faceless 
pawns to be moved about by a dictator. United, we 
can, with God. 



INDEPENDENCE DAY 



By Katherine Bevis 



(\ i t HEN OUR FOREFATHERS wrote the Declaration of Independence 

1 It J on July 4, 1776, they must have innately sensed the truth that 

i/\y freedom is the heritage of all men. And with wisdom born of their 
great love for freedom, they sought to give to future generations this safe- 
guard against foes of any kind. So it is that down through the years, our 
country has held to the vision of freedom and liberty for all. Many battles 
have been fought that the ideal born in the minds of those men might 
never be destroyed. 

AMERICAN FREEDOM, this exalted freedom, so wonderfully and historical- 
ly manifested in the United States of America as an example to the whole 
world, has been inspired within us from on high. 

AMERICAN FREEDOM is not the result of a political philosophy but rather 
the outpouring of an inherent gift of God for right living. 

A distinguished visitor to South America was queried by an equally dis- 
tinguished host. "Why is it that your United States is so famed for its processes 
of education, which we believe that we surpass? And for its grandeur, which 
we excel; for instance, we possess many waterfalls greater than Niagara. 
However, in all ways your country is admired, respected, revered and his- 
torically acknowledged as superior to ours. Why?" 

The American paused, then replied, "Because, I believe, the Spaniards came 
to South America mainly seeking gold, and they found it. But the Pil- 
grims came to North America seeking God, and they found Him." 

Our freedom is of God. Freedom is a strand of God's invisible divine 
Spirit. Freedom as established in America is the idealized realization of cru- 
sading Pilgrims, children of God, responding to God's call. This unfettered 
personal freedom to do as one pleases within the compass of protecting 
laws is to be highly valued. 

The liberties which we enjoy are precious and should never be taken for 
granted or thought of lightly. When we learn of the subjection of peoples in 
other countries, and of the deprivation they suffer, our hearts should be filled 
with praise and gratitude for our wonderful way of life. 

AMERICAN FREEDOM! Our way of living was brought about by the Chris- 
tian attitude and spirit of our foundling fathers. May the motto: "In God 
we trust" be more than words. May we live it and thus continue to enjoy 
the many liberties that are ours. 

This Fourth of July can be a challenge to each one of us to do every- 
thing possible to keep this freedom of speech, this freedom of pursuit and 
this freedom of worship. May it challenge us to keep our America, a footstool 
of God's kingdom, a vaulted entrance into true, holy attainment, a sacred 
nation and area on earth where an inspired belief in such freedom has 
been deeply rooted and nurtured. 



"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the 
end thereof are the ways of death. Even in laughter the 
heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heavi- 
ness" (Proverbs 14:12, 13). 



THE MIRAGES OF LIFE 



BY CHARLES V 




I wish I could tell you graduates that you will go from these clois- 
tered halls into a world that is orderly and well-appointed, clear- 
cut and right-side-up. Sadly, however, that is not the case. You 
must go from here into a world that is topsy-turvy, upside-down, 
a world in which values are scrambled and standards are confused. 
It is our lot to live in a day when values and virtues are so upset 
and disordered that men are hard pressed to know which way to 
go, or even which way is up and which way is down. I am not say- 
ing that this is a worse day than other times have been, for that 
is not necessarily so, but I am saying that this is a day of decep- 
tion, of confusion and universal disorder. 

For instance, you will go into a world where scrupulous honesty 
is no longer appreciated as a virtue, but more often is scorned as 
poor business or as plain dumbness. A man who does the honest 
deed, who returns the lost article, or who corrects the error when 
he is given too much change, receives little commendation in our 
day; he is usually looked at with scorn or disdain. Similarly, this 
is a time when truthfulness is widely regarded as stupidity, timid- 
ity, or plain naivete. The ancient virtue of chastity is frequently 
regarded as f ogeyism, primness, Puritanism ; and modesty is noth- 
ing more than silly backwardness. Even in the realm of the spirit- 
ual life, real devotion to Christ is looked upon as fanaticism, neu- 
roticism, or hypocritical pretense. 

Contrariwise, a man who can put over a shady deal in order to 
make a quick and tainted buck is often admired as a shrewd busi- 
nessman. A person who can skirt the truth is seen with some ap- 
preciation as being verbally nimble, crafty, or smart; and if the 
liar is bold enough he may even become a celebrity. This is a day 
when immorality and promiscuity are held as proofs of manhood, 
virility, and power. Impiety is nothing more than sophistication 
and personal independence; and rebellion is hailed as courage and 
individuality. 

In this connection, the late Dr. William Temple, Archbishop of 
Canterbury, said: 

"This is a day of revolt. Popular sympathy is with the 
rebel, not with the upholder of law. Our generation tends 
to think that if anyone wants very much to do a thing, he 
ought to be allowed. The upholder of law against passion 
is regarded as stuffy, conventional, tyrannical." 
Dr. Temple pointed up the confused situation of our day in this 
way: 

"This world today is much like a hardware store in 
which by night a joker breaks in and mixes up the price 
tags. When the owner enters the store the next morning 



CONN, 



LITT 



At the forty-first commencement 

exercises of 

Lee College, the honorary degree of - 

Doctor of Letters was conferred on the Reverend 

Charles W. Conn, Editor-in-Chief 

of Church of God publications. The Reverend 

Mr, Conn was nominated to 

the degree by the Lee College Board of Directors 

for his conspicuous work in the area of 

religious journalism and for his 

contributions in the field of religious literature. The 

citation read in part: "His impact and 

imprint upon the church literature 

program has been without parallel in the denominations' 

history. It would be impossible to assess the 

immense influence he has had in cultivating the 

spiritual values of the church. It seems 

especially fitting that one who has served his 

constituents so widely and adequately 

should be properly recognized by 

his Alma Mater." 




he finds lawn mowers are marked two for five cents ; nails 
twenty-five cents each and a gallon of paint for one penny. 
This is what has happened to our civilization today. We 
shall not come to order and peace in our world until our 
price tags tally with God's." 
Living in such an atmosphere as this, our generation has been 
deeply affected. Even we Christians can become mixed-up and 
disoriented. Unless we are very careful we are apt to fret about 
frivolous things while we shrug off serious things and wink at 
weighty things. We are likely to sigh and sob and strain over 
superficial and silly matters, while we gloss over the great and 
grave issues of life. We often so concern ourselves with peripheral 
considerations that we never become aware of the heart of the 
matter. 

This is the disordered world into which you are to be graduated. 
The stage is set for deception, for this age is dry and parched and 
barren. Illusions and mirages lie in wait to deceive you, allure you, 
frustrate you, even kill you. Things of little consequence may ap- 
pear very valuable or important to you. On the other hand, things 
may seem of little value even when they have eternal implications 
and consequences. Unless you are on constant guard, you will chase 
after things that merely seem important while you overlook the 
things that really are important. 

Once when I was driving in the Southwest, I went through an 
exceptionally long stretch of desert. One hundred and fifty miles 
of it. Numerous highway signs warned me to check my fuel, water 
and food supply, for there would be no towns, no water, no food, 
no help through the 150 miles expanse of barren, hot desert land. 
Halfway across the blinding desert, after more than an hour in 
this sweltering void, I was surprised to see a beautiful lake spread 
before me in the distance. In view of the many warnings that there 
would be no water in the desert, I observed to my children who 
were traveling with me that the lake must be either saline or 
noxious ; the signs must have meant that there was no good water 
in the desert. Or perhaps, I pondered further, the lake 
was only shallow surface water from a recent rain, 
soon to be absorbed by the parched land. As we 
traveled on, however, I noticed that we never 
came any closer to the lake; it was always 
in the distance. After several miles of this we 
realized what was wrong: we were seeing 
a mirage'. There was no water there on the 
bright sand, only an illusion that 
tricked us and lured us on. 
Being well supplied and in a comfortable 
car, this mirage was a fanciful experi- 
ence for us, an entertaining deception, a pleas- 
ant trick to our eyes. Under different cir- 
cumstances, however, it would have 
been a tormenting, merciless, killing 
thing — luring, promising, inveigling hapless 
creatures on to something that did not exist. 
Just as mirages are atmospheric illusions, 
so are there moral and spiritual illusions 
that deceive and damn the lives 
of those who chase after them. 
What are the chief aims of life? What is the 
most important thing in our human experience? 
If you were to take a consensus on this question, 
you would receive a great many different replies, but 
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These are the words of Overseer 
L. E. Heil in describing the property 
recently purchased in Tokyo for the 
erection of our church and youth 
center. This letter dated April 18, 
is addressed to Cecil B. Knight, 
National Sunday School and Youth 
Director. 

"Christian greetings from Japan! 
Following our telephone conversa- 
tion of last night, I felt I would 
like to write to you and give you a 
little clearer picture of what has 
been done as to securing land in 
Tokyo. 

"I followed your suggestion and 
went some distance away from the 
area we had originally wanted, in- 
to the south side of Tokyo. In this 
section, land is somewhat cheaper 
than what we had been considering, 
and we were able to locate quite a 
nice piece of ground. It faces a 
relatively wide hard-surface street 
just two blocks from a main ar- 
tery and very near the Post Office 
for that section of the city. The 
land has a 55-foot front (which 
would be considered very inade- 
quate in America), but in the over- 
ly-crowded conditions of Tokyo we 
feel it is quite good. 

"In the near future, I will be 
sending you a plan of the arrange- 
ment of the building, but generally, 
we will be thinking in terms of 
about 1,800 to 2,000 square feet of 
floor space on the ground floor 
(which will serve mainly as a 
church) and an equal amount for 
the second floor to accommodate 



the youth center. Then we will 
make a flat roof, accessible from 
the youth center, for recreation 
area. The weather in this part of 
Japan is such that outdoor recre- 
ation of this type should be prac- 
tical about eight or nine months 
out of the year. 

"Tokyo is divided into 23 wards. 
Ota-ku, the southeastern ward, is 
the most thickly populated. It is in 
this ward that our ground is lo- 
cated. The Center will be very 
convenient to public transportation. 
Within twenty minutes by com- 
muters' train are at least four 
prominent universities — one of 
them with an enrollment of over 
12,000 students. Also, being the most 
thickly populated „ward in Tokyo, 
Ota-ku will have the largest per- 
centage of high schools. Recently, 
we had observed that some of our 



most fruitful work is being done 
with high school student groups. 
Even while I write this letter, Broth- 
er and Sister Midgley are in Tokyo 
ministering to a group of about 
thirty high school students who 
gather weekly for Bible instruc- 
tion. About one-fourth of the mem- 
bers of that class have made a 
definite decision for the Lord. 

"We pray the Lord will continue 
to smile upon your efforts as you 
serve the youth of His church." 

We now approach the final phase 
of the fund-raising effort for To- 
kyo. We ask the youth of the 
Church to redouble your ef- 
forts. If you have not made 
your contribution to this project, 
now is the time. With the united 
effort of Brother Heil in Japan and 
you here at home we will see a 
great work established in Tokyo. 



By Cecil Knight, National Director 



This is a sketch of the proposed build- 
ing to be built on the property. 




10 




Youth 



In Action at the 



Youth Department Announces 

Speakers and Youth Activities 

for the General Assembly 



By Donald S. Aultman 

Assistant National Director 



"Something special and spiritual 
for every young person" could well 
be the theme of this General As- 
sembly for Church of God youth. 
A star-studded cast of speakers 
and talent will provide youth with 
unprecedented thrills in Christian 
fellowship. 

Bible Quiz and Teen Talent Parade 

Bible Quiz Championships will 
feature state winners in direct 
competition. The Teen Talent Pa- 
rade, a new program designed to 
encourage youth in musical per- 
formance, will choose National 
Winners in song leading, vocal, and 
instrumental musicianship. The 
run-offs will be conducted in the 
Claridge Hotel at hours not con- 
flicting with the regular program 




General 
Assembly 



of the General Assembly. The pub- 
lic is invited to these events. 

Witness Team's Invasion 

Chairman Ralph Williams of the 
Evangelism Committee and Charles 
Beach, Director of Christian Serv- 
ice Department of Lee College, an- 
nounce plans for a full scale Wit- 
ness Team invasion of personal 
witnessing. Lee College students 
will be joined by youth from all 
across the nation in an effort to 
make Pentecost vocal for Christ 
during this Assembly week in Mem- 
phis. Members of the Summer Wit- 
ness Teams will be present to offer 
inspirational testimony to the ef- 
fectiveness of dedicated youth. 
These youth may be met personal- 
ly and interviewed at the Sunday 
School and Youth Department ex- 
hibit. 

Youth Night 

The General Executive Commit- 
tee has assigned Thursday evening, 
August 16, as Youth Night. The 
theme is "More Than Conquerors." 
This is the climax of all youth 
events. A Youth Choir will be sing- 
ing the praises of God backed by a 
special brass ensemble under the 
direction of "Maestro" Delton Al- 
ford. The National Sunday School 
and Youth Board has selected 
Bennie S. Triplett, Program Direc- 
tor of FORWARD IN FAITH, as 
Youth Night Speaker. Known 
throughout the nation as an out- 
standing preacher, recording artist, 
and song writer, Bennie will bring 
a message designed to challenge 
every youth. 



Youth Buffet and Teen Banquet 

On Thursday evening at 10:00 
p.m. following the Youth Service a 
Buffet has been arranged for all 
young people ages 20-35. Featured 
at this late evening Buffet will be 
music by the FORWARD IN FAITH 
Trio, the presentation of the Na- 
tional Awards and special enter- 
tainment designed for Christian 
enjoyment. The master of cere- 
monies will be Lewis J. Willis, Ed- 
itor of the Lighted Pathway. The 
theme for both the Youth Buffet 
and Teen Banquet will be "New 
Horizons in a Decade of Destiny." 

The Teen Banquet has been 
prayerfully planned to challenge 
young people to new spiritual ho- 
rizons. National Director, Cecil 
Knight, announced the selection of 
Gerald Johnson as the banquet 
speaker. Only twenty years of age, 
Gerald is an outstanding preacher. 
He is a senior in Lee Bible College 
and a veteran of two years' work 
as a Witness Team member. Last 
year he served in Providence, Rhode 
Island, and this summer he was 
student leader of the Carribean 
Crusade. God greatly blessed his 
ministry in Jamaica, Barbados and 
Trinidad. 

Gerald was converted at the age 
of fifteen in a Church of God 
Youth Camp. He left his home in 
Mobile, Alabama, to attend Lee 
College where he was reclaimed 
and received the baptism of the 
Holy Ghost in 1959. 

In his high school Gerald was a 
star athlete in basketball and base- 
ball. A three-year letterman in 
basketball he was offered several 
Junior College scholarships and a 
(Continued on page 25) 



11 



EVERY 
LITTLE 
THING 
CODNTS 



By Monna Gay 



/^ OD SAYS WE all count! 

ij Everyone counts. Everyone is important. We 
^y each have a place to fill. We all count, and 
because we count, we see in conclusion that God 
counts on us. 
In the words of Annie Flint from "Christ and We": 

Christ has no hands but our hands 

To do His work today; 

He has no feet but our feet 

To lead men on His Way. 

Some years ago there lived in one of the poorer 
sections of London a man who professed to be an 
infidel. Several of his Christian friends labored to 
bring him to have faith in the Bible and in Christ, 
but all their efforts proved fruitless. 

As the years passed, he grew more hardened and 
cynical. 

In time the weight of years lay heavily upon him, 
and one day he went to his bed for the last time. 

One of his Christian neighbors, who had faithfully 
endeavored to lead him to Christ, took his Bible and 
climbed the dark, dirty stairs to the garret where 
the sick man lay. He knocked upon the warped door, 
and a weak voice invited him in. 

As soon as he entered, the dying man looked up and 
rasped, "So, it's you again, and with that old Bible. 
Take that Book away from here. I want nothing to 
do with it!" 



Sorrowfully the would-be friend returned home, 
where he related his experience to his wife. 

All unnoticed by him, his small daughter had been 
listening. When he was finished, she went to her 
room and took from a drawer her most precious 
possession, the new Bible her daddy had given her 
for Christmas. With it tucked under her arm, she 
walked down the street to the infidel's home and up 
the same steps her father had ascended and descended 
just a short while before. 

Knocking on the door, she heard the old man's 
weak voice inviting her in. 

"And what do you want, little girl?" the old man 
asked. 

"Daddy said you didn't want his old Bible, so maybe 
you will take my new one." Then bursting into tears, 
she gently laid the Book on the table beside the bed, 
and ran quickly from the room. 

Soon after this visit, the old man died. When the 
social workers went to remove his body, they found 
under his pillow, the little girl's Bible and a piece of 
soiled paper, stained with the marks of many tears, 
in which these words were written: 
"I've tried in vain a thousand ways 
My fears to quell, my hopes to raise; 
But what I need, the Bible says, 
Is ever, only Jesus. 

My soul is night, my heart is steel — 
I cannot see, I cannot feel; 
For light, for life I must appeal 
In simple faith to Jesus. 

He died, He lives, He reigns, He pleads; 
There's love in all His words and deeds; 
There's all a guilty sinner needs 
Forevermore in Jesus. 

Though some should sneer, and some may blame, 
I'll go with all my GUILT AND SHAME: 
I'll go to Him because His name, 
Above all names, is Jesus." 
God expects us to use the gifts we have, we are 
not spectators but workers with Him. 

A GREAT PREACHER of the past gener- 
ation told his congregation one Sunday about one of 
his dreams. In his dream he died and, on approaching 
heaven, he presented himself at the pearly gates. To 
his great dismay, he was denied admission until he 
produced his credentials. So, to qualify for entrance, 
he spoke of the sermons he had preached, but Peter 
said that no one in heaven had heard them. He 
spoke of his service to his city and among his people 
— a work that had endeared him to the hearts of 
mortal multitudes, but even that, for some reason, 
was not known above. In despair, he was about to 
turn away from the gates, when Peter quietly said: 

"Stay a moment and tell me this. Are you the man 
who fed the sparrows?" 

"Yes," he replied, "what has that to do with it?" 

(Continued on page 23) 



12 



KEM'S WISH 



By Esther Miller Payler 



/ X 







f\ m iHERE HAVE YOU been so long that you 
I II /did not bring the clothes to the river?" Kern's 
1/1/ mother straightened up from washing clothes 
on the river rocks. 

"I met my friend, Taeja, and she wants me to come 
to mission school with her. I want to go more than 
anything!" 

"How can you go to school. I need you to help 
since Grandmother is so old she cannot help," said 
Mother, pounding so hard on the white clothes that it 
made the water splash. 

"I would help before and after school. The school 
does not cost anything," begged Kem. 

"Ask your father," answered Mother. "Now run and 
gather some straw for the fire." 

Kem ran a little and then walked slowly along 
the path. She was wondering what her father would 
say. Grandmother was all for the old ways. She would 
be sure to object, saying girls did not need to learn 
much. 

Kem looked across the fields of yellow rice stubble 
and up at the purple mountains. "I'll ask," she said 
aloud. 

Kem piled a basket high with straw. The dust tickled 
her nose and she sneezed loudly. "You scare me with 
your noise!" complained Grandmother. "Pile more 
straw on the fire. Floor's cold!" 

Soon the floor was warm and Grandmother fell 
asleep. Kem talked about the mission school. Grand- 
mother awoke: "School?" she snorted. "Who has mon- 
ey for school in these hard times?" 

When dark shadows were coming down the valleys, 
Kern's father came from the fields, looking like a 
straw stack, because he was so loaded down with 
rice straw. Kem could hardly eat thinking of how she 
would ask her father. 

After supper, as she poured him some more tea, Kem 
said: "I want to go to mission school with Taeja." 

"I read and write. You don't need to," snapped fa- 
ther. 

"Girls don't need to go to school," snapped Grand- 
mother. 

"Please," begged Kem. 

"Obedience you better learn," frowned father. 

"Your father is right," said Grandmother. "Let's 
hear no more nonsense!" 

Kem cried herself to sleep. She dreaded to tell Taeja 
she could not go to school. 



When she told her, Taeja said: "Miss Smith, the 
teacher, will come to see your father." 
"He will be angry," said Kem. 
"Miss Smith won't mind. She feels God is with her." 

That EVENING after supper, there was 
a knock on the door. Kem knew it was Miss Smith. 
Her father frowned but greeted her. Miss Smith an- 
swered in Korean. Her father invited Miss Smith to 
take the warmest spot on the floor to sit on. This 
was the seat of honor. 

Kem could hardly answer as Miss Smith greeted 
her and smiled. She wanted to say: "I'll come to 
school." 

Her father talked politely but he was firm. "Kem 
cannot go to school now." He did accept a book from 
Miss Smith though and say he would read it. How 
Kem wished she could read it. 

She saw her father reading the book often. Grand- 
mother always mumbled: "Throw the book into the 
fire." 

A week later when Miss Smith came again, Kern's 
father said to her: "Tell me more of Jesus. I never 
heard of anyone like Him." He held the New Testa- 
ment as if it was precious. 

Miss Smith told the story of Jesus and even Grand- 
mother listened without mumbling. "Please come to 
church Sunday and learn more about Him," invited 
Miss Smith. 

On Sunday her father acted as if he were very 
busy and did not answer when Kem reminded him 
of church. The next Sunday, Father, Mother and 
Kem went. Grandmother scolded until she was red 
in the face. 

After two Sundays, Father said on the way home: 
"Kem, go to school tomorrow." 

Kem wanted to sing and shout. She could not 
wait to tell Taeja. Kem loved the school. It was hard 
to learn to read and write, but she was willing to 
work hard. She liked to learn sewing and helping 
in the hospital. 

When Kem was able to read the first book, Miss 
Smith gave her a New Testament. Kem took it home 
proudly. Grandmother snatched it from her hands 
and threw it into the fire. Kem burned her hands, 
trying to get it out, but it was too far burned to be 
read. Kem cried until she was almost sick. She was 
(Continued on page 25) 



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years passed swiftly. One day, like 
the prodigal son, he realized what 
a mess he had made of life. Re- 
membering his old friend and their 
foimer lofty dreams, the old tramp 
felt that if he could see his friend 
and talk with him about their 
dreams he might still get hold of 
himself and recover at least a por- 
tion of his life. So he made his 
way one day to the bank where 
his friend was now a financial ty- 
coon. Ushered finally into the of- 
fice of his affluent friend, the old 
fellow mustered a smile. 

"What do you want?" demanded 
the banker. 

Fingering his hat, the drunkard 
said, "John, I've been thinking 
about the dreams we used to 
have. . . ." 

At this, the rich man glowered 
and said, "I don't know what you 
want, and furthermore I don't care. 
But whatever it is, the answer is 
no! Now, get out!" 

Stunned, the old tramp turned 
to leave, and then looked back. 
"Well, John," he said softly, "we 
both missed it, didn't we? I missed 



it one way and you missed it the 
other, but we both missed the 
maik." 

-II- 

A second mirage that will trick 
you is the illusion that the chief 
purpose of life is to find happiness. 
The second verse of my text gives 
God's answer to that. A conscious 
search for personal happiness starts 
out on the wrong foot and bears 
the seed of its own misery and de- 
feat. One who seeks personal hap- 
piness thinks primarily of self. He 
regards all other persons as sec- 
ondary to himself, little more than 
tools for his own happiness and 
pleasure. If you chase after the 
mirage of self-centered happiness, 
you will be led into a maze of cheap 
and perverted selfishness and folly. 
Happiness is not easily bought as 
though it were some commodity 
upon the market. It comes from 
the giving of ourselves to others. 
Any self-centered, self-s e e k i n g 
search for it will end in sadness 
and in misery. 

Some try to obtain happiness by 
finding someone to love them. But, 
as necessary as love is, we are not 
to spend our lives in a search for 
love, but in the giving of love. To 
be loved we must love, and to get 
love we must give love. By striving 
to get without giving, we will be- 
come lost in egocentricity, in op- 
pression; and in the end we will 
be unloved and unlovable. Without 
being sought, true happiness comes 
as we give ourselves for the hap- 
piness of others. And love will come 
to us not because we seek it but 
because we seek to love, to cherish, 
to help, others. 

-III- 
A third mirage consists of the 
idea that popularity is the chief 
aim of life. In order to gain the 
favor of their fellows and the popu- 
larity of the populace, men will go 
down a road of compromise. Their 
abandonment of principles and 
standards leads to a vacillating, 
mercurial personality that eventu- 
ates in a loss of character and in- 
dividuality. Popularity is a trick, 
a mirage. Don't be deceived by it. 
If you chase after the illusion of 
public favor you will end being de- 
spised, loathed, and a laughing 
stock among those whose favor you 
seek. Find instead the true course 
of your life and follow it steadfast- 
ly through the morass of your gen- 

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16 



By Grace V. Watkins 



DL 



*J~ine -STri of S^auina 



NO 




f\ a #HEN JERRY DALTON had finished fixing 

I /I /our porch, he sat down in the kitchen to 

is \y have some chocolate milk and cookies. Jerry's 
a peach about helping out on Saturdays or any time 
he isn't busy with school, editing the school paper, 
practicing basketball, or helping with youth fellow- 
ship activities. 

"How's everything?" I asked. 

Jerry grinned. "Okay, I guess." Then he sobered and 
asked, "But tell me, how does a fellow say 'no' 
without feeling all clumsy and flustered and hot and 
bothered?" Jerry, it developed, felt as if the other 
person were backing him into a corner, whenever he 
said "no" to something his Christian faith didn't 
sanction. 

"Such as when somebody wants you to take a drink?" 
I queried. 

Jerry nodded. "How do I say 'no' and make it final, 
yet do it courteously and say something that will show 
where I stand and help the other person in his think- 
ing too?" 

Do you have experiences like Jerry's? If so, you're 
in a large company. It is a problem to know how to 
stand firm in what you believe is right. Also to know 
how to throw out challenging ideas to help the other 
person to higher standards. But there are lots of ways 
to meet this problem. 

Begin by making your "no" firm and sincere, yet 
courteous. Don't let yourself sound "holier than thou," 
antagonistic, quarrelsome, or chip-on-the-shoulder-ish. 
Be calm. Your would-be baiter wants to see you get 
mad, because the person who gets mad is always at 
a disadvantage. 

Then if after your "no," your questioner still in- 
sists on arguing, why not put him on the defensive? 
Try a good-natured quip to drive home the fact that 
actually he's on the losing side. 

There is the person who tries to get you to take a 
drink. When he tries to pressure you or pin you down 
by demanding "reasons" why you don't drink, laugh 
and ask him, "What is this, the Spanish Inquisition?" 
or ask with a chuckle, "Well, now that's an interesting 
question." 

DON'T LET YOURSELF be badgered, but 
put the other fellow on the explaining end of the 
discussion. With a little adjusting, this sort of tech- 



nique can be used in any situation. A pretty girl who 
had it down pat was asked by a middle-aged man, 
"Are you still single?" and with a ripple of laughter 
she answered, "That's right. Are you still married?" 

When he puffed up with indignation and said, "Cer- 
tainly I am," the girl laughed again and told him, 
"Imagine that! What's your secret formula?" He be- 
came so zealous in defending himself and telling her 
how successful his marriage was that he never did 
get back to baiting her! 

Another girl settles the question of being badgered 
this way: If Jim asks her, "Why don't you drink?" 
she retorts, "Why, Jim, shame on you for asking 
such a question. I thought you were more broadmind- 
ed than to go around poking into people's personal 
motives like that." And Jim, who prides himself on 
being broadminded, can't think of a thing to say. 

If you're accused of being "chicken," why not ask 
your accuser, "Which takes more courage — standing 
up for what you think is right, or just ambling along 
with the crowd?" 

Of course, with an opener like this one (which can 
be adjusted to any topic), you'll often want to go on 
and lead your questioner into a more positive dis- 
cussion of your Christian principles. 

It's more effective to stimulate your friend to think- 
ing and figuring things out for himself. One smart 
girl, overheard talking with a young man who was 
trying to get her cornered conversationally, said, "No, 
I couldn't do that." When he asked sneeringly, "You 
think that would be a sin, don't you?" 

She answered in a voice that was firm, yet filled 
with kind solicitude, "Yes, I do. And now it's my turn 
to ask a question. Do you think the thing you sug- 
gest would refresh you in body and mind, make you 
better able to serve humanity, make you a finer per- 
son and more in tune with God and His purposes for 
your life?" 

The young man, who had been cocky and badgerish 
a few minutes before, was silent. Then he said, "I 
guess you're right. I never thought of it that way be- 
fore." 

That was five years ago. The next Sunday evening 
the young man was at Youth Fellowship. Today he's 
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N ATI O N AL 
VO UTH 
WEEK 

AT 
CLAYTON STREET 
CHURCH OF GOD 

By JANET CASSIDY 



THE YOUNG people of 
the Middletown, Clayton Street 
Church of God had a full week of 
services in observance of National 
Youth Week. The theme for the 
week was "Make Ready." 

In the Sunday morning worship 
service, the "teen" officials of the 
church were presented by our pas- 
tor, Rev. H. C. Jenkins and each 
gave a speech promoting his phase 
of church work. Teens chosen for 
the positions were: Tom Hender- 
son as Youth Pastor; Dick Caskey 
as Christian Educational Director; 
Connie VanArsdale as Y.P.E. Pres- 
ident, and LeRoy Lehman as Sun- 



day School Superintendent. The 
Youth Director, the Reverend Bruce 
Powell, delivered the message en- 
titled "What Is Man?" Our teen 
choir did the singing for the serv- 
ice. 

Monday evening began Youth 
Revival Week with a different 
speaker each night. The speakers 
were Reverend Barnett from Ore- 
gonia, Reverend Bertinnetti from 
Hamilton, Reverend Boatwright 
from Hamilton, Reverend Winters 
from Cincinnati, and Reverend 
Roberts from Middletown. Each 
thrilled the hearts of the young 
people with their inspiring sermons. 
There was an average attendance 
of fifty each night with a high of 
sixty-four climaxing the revival 
Friday night. One received the 
Holy Ghost and many more were 
drawn closer to God. 

A great highlight of the week 
was a select panel presented to an- 
swer questions that puzzle teen-age 
minds. The questions were placed 
in a box by the youth and were 
not read until the panel session be- 
gan. The youth were given satis- 
fying, Bible-based answers. Serving 
on the panel were the Reverend 
James Winters, Reverend John 
Black, Reverend Bruce Powell, Mrs. 
Ralph E. Murphy, and the Rever- 
end H. C. Jenkins as chairman. 

The Clayton Street Church has 
a wonderful group of teen-agers. 
They are finding their place in the 
church and they're doing a great 
work for the Lord in these last 
days. 



SUNDAV SCHOOL TEACHER 
OF THE VEAR 

By 0. W. POLEN, Pastor 



Selected from a large staff of 
Sunday School teachers, Mary 
Stultz was announced as "Sunday 
School Teacher of the Year" re- 
cently at the West Flint Church 
of God, Flint, Michigan. 

Sister Stultz, the wife of Jay 
Stultz and the mother of Debbie 
and Mark Stultz, distinguished her- 
self during this past year in many 
areas of Sunday School teaching, 
including an excellent attendance 



record in both Sunday School and 
monthly Workers' Conferences. She 
has also studied all the required 
teacher-training courses. 

Among several awards presented 
to Sister Stultz was a beautiful 
plaque on which her name was en- 
graved. Her name will also be en- 
graved on the "Teacher of the Year 
Trophy," which will be placed in 
the church vestibule. 




V. P. E. CONTEST IN 

GRAYSVILLE, 
ALABAMA 

These are the winners of a re- 
cent contest of the Graysville, 
Alabama, Church of God. The con- 
test was called a "Buffalo March." 
The young fellow and girl who 
brought in the most Buffalo nickels 
was to be crowned King and Queen. 
The Queen Vickie Ellenburg and 
King Donnie Carden along with the 
runners-up Philip Willoughby and 
Randi Creel and five other young 
people collected $52.85 in Buffalo 
nickels. We thank God for the 
young people in our church. Our 
Y.P.E. Vice-president, Brother J. D. 
Ellenburg was in charge of the con- 
test and did a wonderful job. Our 
President, Bobby Creel, is doing a 
fine work with our Y.P.E. 

— Mrs. J. D. Ellenburg, reporter. 




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By KENNETH T. DUPREE, W. Virginia State Director 




In the State of West Virginia we 
have been encouraging our young 
people to form Youth Mission Clubs 
in their Sunday Schools and 
Y.P.E.'s. We have seen this in op- 
eration in many of our churches. 

Some of the objectives we feel 
this program inspires are: 



1. It creates an interesting field 
of labor for our young people. 

2. It acts as a loyalty training 
program and helps them in their 
young days to be concerned for 
lost souls around the world. 

3. It helps them to" feel their im- 
portance and responsibility to God 




On April 15, at the Glass House, 
in Beckley, West Virginia, a spring 
banquet was held in honor of 
graduating seniors. The churches 
taking part in this were the Coal 
City, East Bank, and Oak Hill 
Churches of God. 

The banquet began with a wel- 



coming address from the Reverend 
W. R. Baker, pastor, of the Oak 
Hill Church of God. After a short 
talk by Mrs. Roy Smith, prayer was 
led by the Reverend K. B. Arnold, 
pastor of the Coal City Church of 
God. A wonderful meal was en- 
joyed by all. Then a representation 



WEST VIRGINIA 
YOUTH 
MISSIONS 



and the Church. 

As a result of this program, we 
have many mission-minded young 
people in our State. The picture 
above shows a class of young girls, 
ages 13-16, from Princeton, West 
Virginia, who have raised $100 for 
missions in just a few weeks. After 
this, they felt the burden to raise 
another $100, and are still raising 
money for the cause of missions. 
C. J. Norris is the Sunday School 
Superintendent and the Reverend 
Earl P. King is their pastor. 

We are grateful for our young 
people and their dedicated lives in 
the Lord's work. 



VOUTH 

SPRING 

BANQUET 



from each church had a part on the 
program. A comedy skit, "Wick 
and Wac-k Out West," was presented 
by W. R. Baker and Franklin Far- 
rell from the Oak Hill Church, a 
game from the East Bank Church, 
and a poem was read by Phyllis 
Coalson from the Coal City Church. 
The Reverend Kenneth T. Du- 
pree, our State Youth Director, was 
the speaker for the evening. He 
spoke on the subject of "Facing the 
Future." The Reverend Ralph E. 
Williams, our State Overseer, also 
spoke a word of greeting. The ban- 
quet lasted about two hours. A 
wonderful time was had by all. 



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VOUTH WEEK IN 
LITTLE ROCK 

By BERN ICE STOUT WOODARD 




To GOD BE the praise 
for the blessings "Youth Week" 
brought to the church at Little 
Rock, Arkansas. The hours spent in 
preparation proved their value as 
the week's activities progressed and 
hearts were blessed. The youth 
filled the various offices of the Sun- 
day School on Sunday morning. 
This fulfilled its purpose as our 
youth began to partially realize the 
great responsibility the various of- 
ficers of the church carry. The 
morning message was presented in 
the form of a drama entitled, 
"Swift Feet." The drama had its 
impact upon the congregation as 
they realized their Christian re- 



sponsibility toward winning youth 
to Christ and the church. 

A banquet, with 31 in attend- 
ance, was held during the week at 
the El Patio, a famous Mexican 
restaurant. A teen-age quartet 
furnished the main entertainment 
of the evening. The Reverend Jim 
Madison, State Sunday School and 
Youth Director was the Master of 
Ceremonies. 

The Y.P.E. also sponsored a 
'Thirty Pieces of Silver Offering" 
which was brought to the church 
on Easter Sunday morning. Six 
weeks prior to Easter, letters, in- 
cluding a plastic bag, were sent to 
all members and friends of the 



church asking them to make the 
price of betrayal an offering of 
love. The idea was promoted during 
this time through unique an- 
nouncements in the form of skits 
and song. God placed His approval 
upon this offering as the people 
brought their bags of silver and 
placed them in the large bag on the 
altar. A lovely offering was received 
which was applied to the church 
budget. 

Our present project is a church 
library. We are working to raise the 
money to buy the required books 
and will climax the project with 
"Bring a Book Night." 

Our pastor is E. W. Fowler. 




SOMETHING NEW HAS BEEN ADDED 

By GLEN C. GROVE 



Teen Round-up time was a wel- 
come addition to our expanding 
youth activities in the Church of 
God. The teen alert went out 
through well directed advertising 
and on the appointed day, the 
young people arrived in force. The 
time was April 28, the place was 
San Pablo, California, the weath- 
er was favorable and it promised to 
be a great day. 

The Reverend Lemuell Johnson, 
host pastor, welcomed the teen- 
timers to the Teen Round-up. The 
outstanding leadership of our State 
Youth Director, the Reverend Fred 
G. Swank, was so evident in the 
well ordered and well directed 
events of the day. The period of 
recreation, the problem time, the 
banquet, the "Teen Talent Pa- 
rade" and the timely film, "The 
Big Blast," all went to make up a 
full day of fellowship and Chris- 
tian activities with a deep moving 
spiritual emphasis. The Reverend 



David S. Bishop brought the West 
Coast Bible College choir with Mary 
Ann Orndorff as its student di- 
rector. This was an added feature 
of the evening service. A very good 
number participated in the "Teen- 
Talent Parade" part of the pro- 
gram. The final choice for the 
state championship will be made 
at the 1962 Camp Meeting. 

In evaluating the day with its 
varied activities, the thing that 
stood out above all others was that 
God placed His approval by His 
presence throughout the activi- 
ties. We feel that the tremendous 
success of this first Teen Round- 
up will establish a precedent and 
pattern for the years to come. Al- 
ready plans are underway for a 
boat cruise next year, for our 1962 
Teen Round-up. May I sum all of 
this up by saying, that the memory 
of this great teen-time day will not 
soon fade. 



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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TEEN 
ROUND-UP DAV HUGE SUCCESS 

By FLOYD L. McCLUNG 



As host pastor for the first 
Southern California "Teen Round- 
up Day," I would like to give my 
observations of this most unique 
approach to the Church's answer 
in providing for its youth. 

At 1:00 P.M. on May 5, young 
people had arrived at the Ontario 
Church of God from all parts of 
Southern California, with eager 
and expectant hearts, looking for- 
ward to a fine time of social and 
spiritual fellowship together with 
other youth of like faith. The num- 
ber continued to swell until we had 
well over two hundred youth par- 
ticipating in the day's activities. 

The program began at 1:30 P.M. 
with a panel answering questions 
concerning problems of our youth 
today. When the young people 
asked questions about the complex 
problems facing them in this space 
age, it gave us an insight into the 
thinking of our youth. We were 
made aware that in most cases, 
there is a desire not to conform to 
all the excesses of this generation 



but to be transformed so that 
youth will be a bright and shining 
testimony for Christ. The problem 
session proved to be very informa- 
tive and interesting. 

The next phase of youth day was 
recreation time. Our church being 
adjacent to a public school ground, 
provided good facilities for the 
recreational program. It was very 
refreshing to see so many young 
people engaged in baseball, volley 
ball, basketball and badminton. 
This was a delightful part of the 
day's program. 

The L.W.W.B. of our church pre- 
pared a delicious ham dinner, 
which was served at 5:00 P.M. Due 
to their cooperation and efficiency, 
about 200 persons were served in 
one hour's time. This dinner was 
planned and prepared under the 
direction of Sister Vivien Glover. 

The evening service began with 
the building full, plus all available 
folding chairs filled and people 
still standing. A talent contest was 
conducted by Rev. Fred Swank, to 



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REHEARSAL ON AUGUST 15 
WEDNESDAY EVENING, 9:00 
P.M. OR AT CLOSE OF EVE- 
NING SERVICE ON THE MAIN 
STAGE AT ELLIS AUDITORIUM 



see who would be the participants 
in the run off at the State Camp 
Meeting. 

The final part of the program 
was the showing of the film, "The 
Big Blast." This presented a real 
Christian challenge to our youth. 

In closing, I would like to say 
that our State Youth Director and 
his Youth Board are to be com- 
mended for their vision in planning 
these "Teen Round-Up Days" in 
California. I know that I express 
the sentiments of all when I say 
we appreciate this fine youth lead- 
ership in the State of California. 




. . . SING IN THE GEN- 
ERAL ASSEMBLY MASS 
YOUTH CHOIR (Ages 
13-35) 

a feature of Youth 
Night, August 16 



DIRECTED BY A. T. HUMPH 



GxJHtyoJ^Yodfcz 





MIRAGES OF 
LIFE 

(Continued from 
page 16) 



eration. Then, what measure of 
popularity you do enjoy will be 
good and right and lasting. 

-IV- 

The next mirage is that knowl- 
edge is sufficient for life. While 
knowledge is good, an accumulation 
of facts and a mere knowing of 
things can be deadly and damna- 
ble. By a wrong attitude toward, 
and a wrong conception of, knowl- 
edge, you will be led into a loss 
of faith, a loss of humility; and 
you will end in pedanticism, pom- 
posity and cynicism. 

Always remember that knowledge 
is an instrument for service — not 
an idol to be worshiped. With your 
learning, get understanding. With 
your knowledge, get wisdom. Be 
not like those who are ever learn- 
ing, but never come to the knowl- 
edge of the truth. 

-V- 

The final mirage that I will men- 
tion is that the important thing 
of life is the realization of personal 
power or authority. While there is 
nothing wrong in power itself, the 
love of it is wrong, the misuse of 
it is wrong, the thirst for authority 
is wrong. Such a quest in life will 
lead you into a labyrinth of brutal- 
ity, domination and suppression. 
And while you seek after personal 
power — whether it is based upon 
public acclaim, finance, learning, 
or some other — you will, as a lame 
man leans on a crutch, lean more 
and more upon the source of power. 
In the end you will not enjoy the 
exercise of authority, for you will 
have become a weakling, depend- 
ent upon your crutch. You will 
have become a captive to your de- 
sire for authority, a slave to the 
circumstance that gives it to you. 

At this point, let me mention an 
article that appeared in the We- 
natchee Daily World in 1948. Writ- 
ten by Rufus Woods, the article 
tells of a noted conference held 
at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in 
1923, attended by ten of the most 
powerful men in the world. They 
were: 

1. The president of the largest 
independent steel company. 

2. The president of the Nation- 
al City Bank. 

3. The president of the world's 
largest utility company. 

4. The president of the largest 
gas company. 



5. The world's greatest wheat 
speculator. 

6. The president of the New 
York Stock Exchange. 

7. A member of the President's 
Cabinet. 

8. The greatest "bear" on Wall 
Street. 

9. The head of the world's 
largest monopoly. 

10. The president of the Bank 
of International Settlements. 
A greater aggregation of finan- 
cial and political power would be 
hard to imagine. These ten men 
seemed to have everything — mas- 
sive wealth, superior intelligence, 
and tremendous political power. 
Yet, within twenty-five years this 
is what had happened to them: 
1. The president of the largest 
independent steel company — 
Charles Schwab — died a 
bankrupt and lived on bor- 
rowed money for five years 
before his death. 

3. The president of the great- 
est utility company — Samuel 
Insull — died a fugitive from 
justice and penniless in a 
foreign country. 

4. The president of the world's 
largest gas company — How- 
ard Hopson — is now insane. 

5. The greatest wheat specula- 
tor — A r t h u r Cutten — died 
abroad insolvent. 

6. The president of the New 
York Stock Exchange — Rich- 
ard Whitney — was recently 
released from Sing Sing Pen- 
itentiary. 

7. The member of the Presi- 
dent's Cabinet— Albert Fall — 
was pardoned from prison so 
that he could die at home. 

8. The greatest "bear" on Wall 
Street — J esse Livermore — 
died a suicide. 

9. The head of the world's 
greatest monopol y — Ivar 
Krueger — died a suicide. 

10. The president of the Bank 
of International Settlements 
— Leon Fraser — died a sui- 
cide. 

This is what happens very fre- 
quently when men are deceived 
and enticed by the mirage of 
power, the deceitfulness of popu- 
larity, the illusion of wealth. 
* 

Having observed five mirages 
that can lead you to your death, 
let us now look at some of the 
things that you need to understand 
about life. First of all, you need 
to understand that the world can 
never understand you when you 
follow the way of God. His way 
seems backward to the world. The 
natural mind simply cannot com- 
prehend the true issues of life. You 
must keep in mind these significant 
words of Thoreau: 

"If a man does not keep 
pace with his companions, 



perhaps it is because he 
hears a different drummer. 
Let him step to the music 
which he hears, however 
measured or far away." 
Instead of keeping step to the mu- 
sic of the world, you will march 
to the Drummer of heaven, the 
Drummer of spiritual reality, the 
Drummer of eternal values. You 
will march to God's music, and it 
almost always runs completely 
counter to the course of the carnal 
world. Don't expect men to under- 
stand the way that you go. There 
are spiritual truths that only spir- 
itual minds can receive. Because 
they seem backward to the natural 
way of things, we call them para- 
doxes. 

1. First of the great paradoxes 
of the Christian life is this: if you 
want to LIVE, you must die (Mat- 
thew 10:30; Galatians 2:20). Real 
li f e begins as we die in and with 
Christ. Furthermore, even if we 
should die for Christ, life cannot 
be taken from us. The way to me 
is through death, death to sin, 
death to the world, death to self, 
or even the death of the body. 

2. Second, if you want to be 
FREE, become a slave. Yield your- 
self to Him and be His servant. In 
His bonds — which are loving and 
gentle and kind — you will find the 
greatest freedom that man has ever 
known. 

3. If you would be EXALTED, 
then humble yourselves (1 Peter 
5:6). If you would be CHIEF, then 
you must serve (Matthew 20:27). 
And if you would be GREAT, you 
must minister to the necessities and 
the welfare of others. 

4. If you would be STRONG, then 
you must recognize your weakness 
and cast yourself upon the Lord 
(2 Corinthians 12:10). Strength 
comes not from personal power, 
but from our heavy leaning upon 
Christ. 

5. To HAVE FRIENDS, forsake 
friends that are not His friends 
and He will give you new friends 
(Mark 10:30). 

6. If you would have POSSES- 
SIONS, then give. 

7. If you would REIGN, then be 
willing to suffer with and for Christ 
(2 Timothy 2:12). 

You see, these paradoxes are 
great and enduring realities of the 
Christian life. The world cannot 
understand these things for they 
are accustomed to seeing and pur- 
suing mirages, illusions, deceptions. 
Spiritual life seems backward and 
foreign to the carnal man. The 
world has so long been upside down 
and topsy-turvy that when we do 
things in God's way, the upright 
way, it appears to them that we 
are foolish. They do not hear the 
music to which we measure our 
steps; they do not see the way we 
go. So, let me urge you again not 
to be swept away by the tide of 



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the times to chase after a mirage. 
If you do, you will end up in the 
way of death. Find God's way and 
go in it, for that is the way of life. 
In this vein, Leo Tolstoy once 
said: 

"God has not destined us 
to be rich, diseaseless, and 
deathless, but has given us 
trials, in the form of pov- 
erty, disease, the death of 
our friends and of our- 
selves — for the very pur- 
pose of teaching us to cen- 
ter our lives not in wealth, 
health, and this temporary 
existence, but in serving 
Him. And He has given us 
foes not in order that we 
should desire their ruin, 
but that we should learn to 
overcome them by love." 
This is the way John Oxenham 
summed the matter up: 
"To every man there openeth 
A Way, and Ways, and a Way. 
And the High Soul climbs the High 

Way, 
And the Low Soul gropes the Low, 
And in between, on the misty flats, 
The rest drift to and fro. 
But to every man there openeth 
A High Way, and a Low. 
And every man decideth 
The way his soul shall go." 



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STATISTICS 

(Continued from page 27) 

TEN STATES HIGHEST IN HOME 
DEPARTMENTS 

South Carolina 

Florida _.. 

Alabama 

West Virginia 

Ohio 

Tennessee - 

North Carolina 

ArKansas 

Michigan 

Oklahoma 



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REPORT OF NEW SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

Branch Sunday Schools organized 
since June 30, 1961 _ ... 

New Sunday Schools organized 
since June 30, 1961 

Total Sunday Schools organized 
New and branch) since 
June 30, 1961 



55 

105 



160 



TEN HIGHEST CHURCHES IN NO. OF 

PERSONAL VISITS BY SUNDAY SCHOOL 

WORKERS 

"Souls cost soles." Enlist your Sunday 
School workers in systematic and regular 
visitation. It is the Biblical method and It 
is the best way to reach people for Christ 
and the Sunday School. 

NOTE: Every Sunday School should re- 
port their visits to their State Director. 
Greenville (Woodslde Avenue), 

South Carolina 1,820 

Samoset, Florida 1,682 

Talladega, Alabama 1,099 

Bladenboro. North Carolina- 1,084 

Lynch, Kentucky 879 

Atlanta (Hemphill Avenue), Georgia 724 

Grand Ridge, Florida 699 

New Haven, Connecticut 694 

Washington, D. C 647 

Dallas, North Carolina _. 600 




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Weekly Attendance 

April 1962 

200 and Over 

Mlddletown (Clayton), Ohio 289 

Cincinnati (Central Parkway), Ohio .... 274 
Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina .. 254 

Sevierville (Home for Children), 

Tennessee .. 224 

Sevierville, Tennessee 215 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio 210 

Lakeland (West), Florida 209 

Rossville, Georgia 209 

Dyersburg, Tennessee 209 

Hlxson, Tennessee 200 

150-199 

Jacksonville (Garden City), Florida .... 195 
Kannapolis (Elm Street), North 

Carolina .... .... 195 

Jacksonville (Fernandina Beach), 

Florida 186 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida .... 180 

River Road, Barbados W. 1 178 

Dayton (Oakrldge Drive), Ohio 177 

Perry, Florida 176 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 176 

West Flint, Michigan 166 

South Mt. Zion, Georgia 165 

East Laurlnburg, North Carolina .... 165 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 164 

San Pablo, California 157 

Combs, Kentucky 153 

Freeburn, Kentucky 152 

100-149 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama 147 

East Lumberton, North Carolina 146 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio .... 146 

Graham, Texas .. 145 

Mt. Carmel, North Carolina 144 

Wilmington (4th Street), North 

Carolina 140 

Plant City, Florida 139 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee 137 

Rifle Range, Florida 136 

Santa Ana, California 135 

Rome (East), Georgia 134 

Lenoir City, Tennessee "34 

South Lebanon, Ohio 133 

Daisy, Tennessee 133 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 132 

MacArthur, West Virginia 132 

Demorest, Georgia 130 

Norton, Virginia 127 

Wyandotte, Michigan 126 

Okeechobee, Florida 125 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida .... 125 
Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 125 

Brooklyn, Maryland 124 

Greenville, Tennessee 124 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida .... 120 

River Rouge, Michigan 120 

Vanceburg, Kentucky 119 

Washington, D. C 119 

Savannah (Derenne Avenue), Georgia 118 



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Austin, Indiana 
Millvllle, West Virginia _ 
Bat Cave, North Carolina 
Piedmont, Alabama 
Patetown, North Carolina 
Lakedale, North Carolina 
Melbourne, Florida . . 

Louisville (Faith Temple) 

tucky 

Houston (No. 2), Texas .... 
Hemingway, South Carolina 
Mobile (Crichton), Alabama 

Poplar, California 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue) 
Shepherdsvllle, Kentucky . .. 

Washington, North Carolina 

Falrborn, Ohio 

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 

Eloise, Florida 

Lake Worth, Florida 

Tallahassee, Florida 

Anderson (McDuffle Street), South 

Carolina 

Bristol, Virginia 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 

Garrison, West Virginia 

Fairfield, California 

Clearwater, Florida 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 

Bladenboro, North Carolina 

Olney, Texas 

Elklns, West Virginia 



118 
118 
117 
116 
116 
115 
114 



114 

114 

113 

112 

112 

112 

Florida 112 

112 

112 

112 

112 

111 

Ill 

111 



111 
110 
110 
110 
109 
109 
109 
109 
109 
109 



Metter, Georgia 108 

Woodruff, South Carolina 108 

St. Louis (Gravois), Missouri .... 106 

Findlay, Ohio ... 106 

Blackshear, Georgia 105 

Middlesex, North Carolina 105 

Arcadia, Florida .... 104 

West Winter Haven (34th Street), 

Florida 104 

Eldorado. Illinois _ 104 

Paris, Texas 104 

Fayetteville. North Carolina .... 103 

Oak Ridge, Tennessee _ 102 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida ... .... 101 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida .... 101 

Zellwood, Florida _ 101 

Arthur Hill, Barbados W. 1 100 

Naples. Florida .... .... .._ _ 100 

75-99 

Savannah (Westside), Georgia 99 

Saddletree, North Carolina 99 

Laurens, South Carolina 99 

Milford, Delaware ... 98 

Lawton, Oklahoma _ 98 

Faith Temple. Nassau, Bahamas .... .... 98 

Radford, Virginia 97 

Bee Ridge, Florida 97 

Lake City, Florida 97 

Oregonla, Ohio 97 

Dunlap, Tennessee ... 97 

Pasco, Washington 97 

Garden City, Alabama 96 

Jasper, Alabama _ 96 

Grand Rapids, Michigan .... 96 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 96 

East Burlington, North Carolina 95 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 95 

Chattanooga (Avondale), Tennessee .... 95 

Phoenix (East), Arizona 94 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 94 

Cleveland (North). Tennessee 94 

Zion Ridge, Alabama 93 

Mount Dora, Florida .: 93 

Homer, Georgia 93 

Homerville, Georgia .... 93 

Dwarf, Kentucky 93 

East Belmcnt, North Carolina 93 

Thomasvllle, North Carolina 93 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio 93 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 93 

Latta, South Carolina 93 

Trafford, Alabama 92 

St. Pauls, North Carolina 92 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 92 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio 92 

Winchester, Kentucky 91 

Chicago (Narragansett), Illinois 90 

Greenville, Mississippi 90 

Whlttler, North Carolina 90 

Langley, South Carolina 90 

Empire, Alabama 89 

Hartselle, Alabama 89 

Bloomfield, Kentucky ... 89 

Middlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky 89 

Brockdell, Tennessee 89 

Kenton, Tennessee 89 

Masseyline, Alabama 88 

Port St. Joe, Florida 88 

Benton, Illinois 88 

Everett, Pennsylvania 88 

Baldwin Park, California ... 87 

Salinas, California 87 

Covington (4th and Crescent). Ken- 
tucky 87 

Chase. Maryland 87 

Salisbury, Maryland 87 

Cornelius, North Carolina 87 

Somerset, Pennsylvania 87 

Scottsboro, Alabama 86 

Bartow, Florida 86 

Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia 86 

Zion, Georgia 86 

Clarksburg, Maryland 86 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan 86 

Lexington, North Carolina 86 

Columbia, South Carolina 86 

Dillon, South Carolina 86 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 86 

Solway, Tennessee 86 

South Pittsburg, Tennessee 86 

Bainbridge, Georgia 85 

Oak Park, Georgia 85 

Wallins, Kentucky 85 

Hagerstown, Maryland 85 

Mooresvllle, North Carolina 85 

Kenosha, Wisconsin 85 

Caraway, Arkansas 84 

Bowling Green. Florida 84 

Greenfield, Indiana 84 

North Ridgevllle, Ohio 84 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 84 

Camden. South Carolina 84 



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Marion, South Carolina . 

Pulaski, Virginia _ 

Manila, Arkansas 

Samoset, Florida 

Totz, Kentucky 

Pontiac, Michigan _ .... 

Kalamazoo, Michigan 

Goodwill, Mississippi 

Thorn, Mississippi 

Cross Mill, North Carolina 

Wilson, North Carolina . 

Rome (North), Georgia 

Boonsboro, Maryland 

Gaffney, South Carolina 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina .... 
Roderfield. West Virginia _ .... 

Parsons, West Virginia . 

Skyline, Alabama 

MacClenny, Florida .... .... 

Starke, Florida _.. . 

Nlcholls, Georgia 

Somerset, Kentucky 

Wlliow Run, Michigan ... . 

Bellevue, Ohio .... 

Nashville (Meridian Street), 

Tennessee . 

Brownfield, Texas . 

Sweetwater, Texas .— 

Torrance, California ... . _ _. 

Alva, Florida _ . 

Crescent Springs, Kentucky .... . 
South Gastonia, North Carolina 

Grundy, Virginia . .... 

Princeton, West Virginia .... .... . 

Adamsvllle, Alabama 

Dllworth, Alabama 

Geneva, Alabama 

Sneedview, Alabama _ 

Huntsvllle (Governors Drive), Ala 

bama 

Sprlnghlll, Alabama 

Haines City, Florida .... 

West Hollywood, Florida 

Odum, Georgia 

Coloma, Michigan 

Circlcville, Ohio _ 

Knoxville (Central), Tennessee 

Morrlstown, Tennessee 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas 

Parkersburg, West Virginia .... . 
North Birmingham, Alabama .... . 

Waresboro, Georgia 

Newport, Kentucky 

Bedico, Louisiana _ 

Four Oaks, North Carolina 



84 

.... 84 

83 

83 

... .... 83 

83 

... .... 83 

83 

... .... 83 

83 

... .... 83 

... .... 82 

82 

82 

... .... 82 

82 

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8 

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_ 8 

8 

8 

8: 

8 

8 

8 

8 

_ 80 

80 

80 

80 

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79 

79 

79 

79 

_ 79 

79 

79 

79 

79 

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- 79 

- 79 

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- 79 

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... .... 78 

78 

78 

78 
78 



Charlotte (Parkwood), North Carolina 78 



Porterville, California 

Columbus (Downtown), Georgia _ 

Fairmont, North Carolina .. 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio 

Dayton (Richard), Ohio 

North East, Pennsylvania 

Bethany, South Carolina 

Conway, South Carolina 

White Hall, South Carolina 

Kingsport (Chestnut Street) Ten- 
nessee .... 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida .. 

Taft, Florida .. 

Chicago (North), Illinois 

Collinsville, Illinois .. 

Cumberland, Kentucky ..... 

Dartigo, Louisiana .. 

Marietta, Ohio 

Prichard, Alabama 

Sylacauga, Alabama 

Shafter, California 

Orlando (East), Florida _ 

West Frankfort, Illinois 

Wichita (Harry Street), Kansas .. 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana . .... . 

Maple Creek, Western Canada .... . 

Sophia, West Virginia .... .. 



77 

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76 

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SPIRITUAL RESULTS AMONG 
OUR YOUTH 
April 30, 1962 

Saved .... 4,193 

Sanctified _ . 1,782 

Filled with Holy Ghost .... 1,317 

Added to the Church 1,032 



Since June 30, 1961 

Saved 

Sanctified 

Filled with Holy Ghost 

Added to the Church 



Report of New Y.P.E.'s since 
June 30, 1961 .... 



38,568 
17,607 
13,340 
9.814 



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THE FINE ART OF SAYING NO 

(Continued from page 17) 

one of the outstanding leaders in 
youth work in the church in his 
states. 

Why not begin right now collect- 
ing a good repertoire of ways to 
say "no," and ways to follow 
through with a constructive, 
thought- provoking comment? It's 
fun. It's a challenge. And, once 
you get started, you'll find that 
instead of squirming when you have 
to say "no," you'll welcome the op- 
portunity to help others find high- 
er standards of Christian living. 



YOUTH IN ACTION 

(Continued from page 11) 

chance to make the team at the 
University of Southern Mississippi. 
A two-year letterman in baseball, 
he says his best game was a one 
hitter when he struck out eighteen 
batters. He was subsequently given 
offers of a try at professional 
baseball. 

But Gerald took the right path 
when he laid his sports' future 
aside and dedicated his life to the 
ministry of Jesus Christ. Youth 
will be challenged by the life and 
ministry of this young preacher. 

The National Office and all the 
State Directors ask you to join in 
prayer that the General Assembly 
will be a time of spiritual inspira- 
tion in the lives of the thousands 
of youth who attend. 



KEM'S WISH 

(Continued from page 13) 

ashamed to tell Miss Smith what 
had happened. 

That night, Kem awoke. Father 
and Mother were working with 
Grandmother. She was sick with 
great pain. By morning she was no 
better. Kem was still angry because 
of her Testament. Kem ran from 
the house, across the stubble fields 
and up the hill to the mission. Miss 
Smith answered the door. "What's 
wrong, Kem?" she asked. 

"Grandmother's sick. Will the 
doctor come and help?" 

"Of course," said Miss Smith. 
"You must pray for her too." 

"She burned my Testament. She 
keeps us from joining the church. 
I've been angry with her," said 
Kem. 

"But you came after the doctor 
for her, so you have forgiven her 
just as Jesus said we should for- 
give," smiled Miss Smith. "You 
shall have another Testament." 

The doctor was able to help 
Grandmother. After he came sev- 
eral times, Grandmother was will- 
ing to listen to him about Jesus. 
"When I'm better I'll come to 
church with my family," she prom- 
ised. "I'm sorry about the Testa- 
ment." 

"I'll read to you from my New 
Testament," promised Kem. Grand- 
mother smiled back. Kem had nev- 
er been happier. 



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By CECIL B. KNIGHT, National Sunday School and Youth Director 



SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Average Weekly Attendance 

April 1962 

500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina 786 

Mlddletown (Clayton), Ohio 1 _ 782 

Griffin. Georgia _ _ 626 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 586 

Cincinnati (Central Parkway), Ohio .... 556 
Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio .... 523 
Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio 510 

400-499 

Kannapolls (Elm Street), North 

Carolina .... _ 477 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida .... 461 
Anderson (McDuffle Street), South 

Carolina _ 451 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 451 

Wilmington, North Carolina .... 448 

West Flint, Michigan 444 

Biltmore, North Carolina .... _ 439 

Pulaski, Virginia 435 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 427 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida .... 422 

Detroit (Tabernacle). Michigan 417 

Falrborn, Ohio ... .... 414 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida 400 

300-399 

Dillon, South Carolina _ .... 395 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), South 

Carolina _ 390 

Erwln, North Carolina .... .... 384 

Newport News, Virginia 382 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee 381 

Dayton (Oakrldge Drive), Ohio 375 

Buford, Georgia 366 

Perry, Florida ._ 358 

Sumlton, Alabama .. 353 

Canton (9th and Glbbs), Ohio 353 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida .... 352 

Fort Mill, South Carolina _.. 344 

South Gastonia, North Carolina 341 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 338 

Greer, South Carolina 336 

River Road, Barbados 333 

Savannah (Derene Avenue), Georgia 332 

Lenoir City, Tennessee 332 

Pontiac, Michigan 330 

Avondale Estates, Georgia 329 

Winchester, Kentucky .... 328 

Columbia, South Carolina 328 

Daisy, Tennessee 327 

Alabama City, Alabama 326 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida .... 325 

Austin, Indiana 325 

Marion, South Carolina 324 

Milford, Delaware 318 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 316 

West Gastonia, North Carolina 314 

Whltwell, Tennessee 312 

Louisville (Highland Park), Ken- 
tucky 302 

200-299 

East Laurlnburg, North Carolina 295 

Sanford, North Carolina 295 

Lakeland (West), Florida 289 

Radford, Virginia ._ 287 

East Lumberton, North Carolina 285 

Greenville (Woodside Avenue), South 

Carolina 284 

Wyandotte, Michigan 279 

South Rocky Mount, North Carolina .... 279 

Fort Myers, Florida 277 

Jesup, Georgia _ 277 



South Lebanon, Ohio .... .... 276 

Nassau (Faith Temple), Bahamas 275 

West Indianapolis, Indiana .... _ 274 

Cleveland (South), Tennessee .... _. _ 273 

Phoenix (44th Street), Arizona 272 

Rome (North), Georgia 268 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama .... 266 

Baldwin Park, California 264 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama 262 
Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky .... 262 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio 259 

Augusta (Crawford Avenue), Georgia 257 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 256 

Orlando (East), Florida . 255 

Lancaster, Ohio 255 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Ten- 
nessee .... 253 

Atlanta (Riverside), Georgia .... ... 251 

Anniston, Alabama ... . 250 

Rifle Range, Florida .... 247 

East Belmont, North Carolina 247 

Lenoir, North Carolina . 247 

Sevlerville (Home for Children), 

Tennessee .... .... 246 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania ... 244 

Greenville (Park Place), South Caro- 
lina .... 243 

Pelzer, South Carolina 241 

Arcadia, Florida .... .... 240 

Salisbury, Maryland _ 240 

Plant City, Florida 239 

Honea Path, South Carolina ... __ . . 239 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 239 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio .... _ 238 

Belton, South Carolina 238 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri 237 

Lawton, Oklahoma „ 237 

North Birmingham, Alabama 235 

Eldorado, Illinois 234 

Naples, Florida .... 232 

Langley, South Carolina 232 

Alexandria, Virginia 232 

Brooklyn, Maryland 230 

Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), Flor- 
ida 229 

Somerset, Kentucky 229 

Chattanooga (Fourth Avenue), Ten- 
nessee 229 

Knoxvllle (Central), Tennessee 229 

Washington, D. C. 228 

Lake City, South Carolina 228 

Jacksonville (Garden City), Florida .... 227 

Lakedale, North Carolina 227 

Princeton, West Virginia 227 

Kelso, Washington .... 226 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina 225 

Ranlo, North Carolina 224 

Wilson, North Carolina 224 

Mobile (Crlchton), Alabama 223 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama 222 

Santa Ana, California 220 

Greenwood, South Carolina 220 

Lake Worth, Florida 219 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 219 

Mlddletown (Oxford), Ohio 219 

Easton, Maryland 217 

Richmond, Indiana 217 

Chicago (Bridgevlew), Illinois 216 

Dallas, North Carolina 216 

Melbourne, Florida 215 

Miami, Florida 215 

York, South Carolina .. 214 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio 213 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio 213 

Lake Wales, Florida 212 

Blackshear, Georgia 212 

Benton, Illinois 212 

Paris, Texas 212 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 211 

West Danville, Virginia 209 

Franklin, Ohio 208 

St. Louis (Grand Avenue), Missouri 205 
Parrott, Virginia 204 



Alma, Georgia .... .... 203 

Bartow, Florida 202 

Gaffney, South Carolina 202 

125-199 
Huntsville (Governor's Drive), 

Alabama .... 199 

East Ridge, Tennessee ... . . ... 199 

Bluefleld. Virginia 199 

Clearwater, Florida 198 

Rossville, Georgia 198 

Walhalla (No. 2), South Carolina .... 198 

Norfolk, Virginia _.. 198 

Plnsonfork, Kentucky 197 

Ronaoke Rapids, North Carolina 197 

Chicago (Roseland), Illinois __ 196 

Ferndale, Michigan 196 

Miamisburg, Ohio 196 

Greenwood (South), South Carolina .... 196 

Woodruff, South Carolina _ 196 

Greenville, Tennessee 195 

Dayton (Hoover), Ohio _ .... 194 

Clinton, South Carolina 194 

Newport, Kentucky 193 

Trafford, Alabama 192 

Dayton (Richard), Ohio 192 

Marietta, Ohio 192 

McColl, South Carolina — .... .... 192 

Dayton, Tennessee .... .... 192 

Kimberly, Alabama 191 

Cocoa, Florida 191 

Hope Mills, North Carolina 191 

Okeechobee, Florida 190 

SanfOTd, Florida _ 190 

Calhoun, Georgia 189 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 188 

Tifton, Georgia 188 

Chicago (Narragansett), Illinois 188 

Seneca, South Carolina 188 

North Danville, Virginia 188 

Winter Garden, Florida ._ .... .... 187 

Baldwin, Georgia .... 187 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania .... 187 

Lake City, Florida _ 186 

River Rouge, Michigan 186 

Cramerton, North Carolina 186 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio 186 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 186 

San Pablo, California . 185 

Charlotte (Parkwood), North Caro- 
lina ... . 185 

Demorest, Georgia _ 184 

Lawrenceville, Georgia 184 

Collinsville, Illinois 184 

Mooresvllle, North Carolina 184 

Dearborn, Michigan 183 

Somerset, Pennsylvania 183 

Ontario, California 182 

Pomona, California 182 

Mount Vernon, Illinois 182 

Waycross (Brunei Street), Georgia ... 181 

Thomaston, Georgia .... 181 

Springfield, Ohio 181 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 181 

Haines City, Florida 180 

La Follette, Tennessee 180 

Soddy, Tennessee 180 

Talladega, Alabama 179 

Lexington (7th Street), Kentucky 179 

Roanoke, Virginia 179 

Huntington, West Virginia 179 

Prichard, Alabama 178 

Springfield, North Carolina 178 

Sidney, Ohio 178 

Willard, Ohio .... .... 178 

La France, South Carolina .... .... 178 

Johnson City, Tennessee 178 

MacClenny, Florida 177 

Granite City, Illinois 177 

West Asheville, North Carolina ITT 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania 177 

Charleston, West Virginia 177 

Greenville, Mississippi 176 



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Fayetteville, North Carolina .... .._ .... 176 

Lexington, North Carolina 176 

Thomasville, North Carolina ... 176 

Bristol, Tennessee 176 

Belle Glade, Florida 175 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida .... .... 175 

Homerville, Georgia 175 

Lemmon, South Dakota .... .... .... 175 

South Boston, Virginia .... 175 

Oakley, California . .... .... .... 174 

Middlesex, North Carolina ... . .... 174 

Georgetown, South Carolina .... ... .._ 174 

Lancaster, South Carolina .... ... . 174 

Enterprise, Alabama 173 

Lowell, North Carolina .... 173 

Asheboro, North Carolina .... .... 172 

Patetown, North Carolina 172 

Greenville (Laurens Road), South 

Carolina ... 172 

Weyanoke, West Virginia .... .... 172 

Findlay, Ohio 171 

Chester, South Carolina 171 

Charleston (King Street), South 

Carolina . 171 

Albertville, Alabama .... 169 

Bradley, Illinois .... .... .... 169 

Vanceburg, Kentucky 169 

MacArthur, West Virginia _. 169 

East Gadsden, Alabama .... .... 167 

Borne (East), Georgia .... .... 166 

Harmony, Alabama 165 

Dyersburg, Tennessee .... .... 165 

Christiansburg, Virginia .... 165 

Brenton, West Virginia 165 

Chase, Maryland .... .... 164 

Union, South Carolina .... .... 164 

Springhill, Alabama 163 

Lindale, Georgia .... .... .... .... 163 

Willow Run, Michigan .... 163 

Hester Town, North Carolina ._. 163 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee .... 163 

Houston (No. 2), Texas .... 163 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio 162 

Roseland, Ohio .... 162 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio .. 162 
Memphis (Park Avenue), Ten- 
nessee _ 162 

Mount Olive, Tennessee 162 

Fitzgerald, Georgia .. 161 

Maiden, North Carolina .... 161 

Martinsville, Virginia .... 161 

Hagerstown, Maryland 160 

Fresno Temple, California .... 159 

Carrollton, Georgia .... .... .... .... 159 

Marietta, Georgia _ .... 159 

Millville, West Virginia 159 

Bradford, Alabama .... 158 

Shepherds Fold, Louisiana .... 158 

Gastonia (7th), North Carolina 158 

Hemingway, South Carolina 158 

Sevierville, Tennessee 158 

Flatwoods. Virginia .... 158 

Dalton, Georgia .... 157 

Grand Rapids, Michigan .... .... 157 

Hamer, South Carolina ... .... .... 157 

Pasco, Washington 157 

Greensboro (State Street), North 

Carolina . ... 156 

Charlotte (Hoskins Avenue), North 

Carolina .... 156 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 156 

Kingsport (Chestnut Street), Tennessee 156 

Scottsboro, Alabama .... .... .... 155 

Warrior, Alabama .... .... 155 

Richmondale, Ohio 155 

MiH Creek, West Virginia .... .... .... .... 155 

Blytheville, Arkansas .... .... .... .... .... 154 

Pensacola. Florida .... 154 

Valdese, North Carolina 154 

Wake Forest, North Carolina 154 

Newark, Ohio ... . .... .... 154 

Ninety Six, South Carolina 154 

Elkins, West Virginia .... .... .... .... .... 154 

Decatur, Alabama 153 

Leesburg, Florida .... .... 153 

Mount Dora, Florida 153 

Tallahassee, Florida 153 

Anderson (Homeland Park), South 

Carolina 153 

Hartselle, Alabama ... . .... 152 

Marked Tree, Arkansas .... 152 

Largo, Florida . . ... 152 

West Winter Haven (34th Street), 

Florida .... 152 

Mt. Olivet, Georgia .... .... .... 152 

Covington, Louisiana _ 152 

Cambridge, Maryland 152 

Bladenboro, North Carolina 152 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida 151 

West Minot, North Dakota 151 

Walhalla (No. 1), South Carolina 151 

Piedmont, Alabama 150 

Jacksonville (Southside Estates), 



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East Burlington, North Carolina _.. 150 

Gap Hill, South Carolina 150 

Big Stone Gap, Virginia 150 

Mullins, South Carolina .... .... 149 

Clifton Hills, Tennessee 149 

Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas 149 

Portsmouth, Virginia 149 

Bradshaw, West Virginia .... .... 149 

Birmingham (Woodlawn), Alabama .._ 148 

Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia 148 

Bainbridge, Georgia 148 

New Orleans (Spain Street), Louisiana 148 

Glenrock, Virginia .... .... 148 

Logan, West Virginia 147 

Sebring, Florida 146 

Rockmart, Georgia .... .... _ .... .... 146 

Albany (8th Avenue), Georgia 146 

Lawrenceville, Illinois .... _. 146 

Oregonia, Ohio ... . .... .... .... 146 

Solway, Tennessee .... .... .... .... .... 146 

Mobile (Oakdale), Alabama .... .... 145 

Poplar, California 145 

Metter, Georgia ... .... .... 145 

Catawba Heights, North Carolina ._ ._. 145 

Wagoner, Oklahoma ... .... .... 145 

North East, Pennsylvania 145 

Indian Springs, Alabama ... . 144 

Parkwood, Alabama .... 144 

Tarrant City, Alabama .... .... 144 

West Frankfort, Illinois .... .... .... 144 

Royal Oak, Michigan .... .... 144 

Biloxi, Mississippi . .... 144 

Statesville, North Carolina .... 144 

North Ridgeville, Ohio ... . ... . .... 144 

Grundy, Virginia .. .... 144 

Petersburg, West Virginia ... . .... ... . ... 144 

Fairfield, California ... . .... .... .... 143 

Everett, Pennsylvania .... 143 

Athens, Tennessee ... 143 

Maple Hollow, Tennessee _.. 143 

Graham, Texas .._ ._ .... 143 

Lott Road, Alabama .... .... .... .... 142 

Masseyline, Alabama . 142 

Velvet Ridge, Arkansas .... 142 

Gainesville, Florida ... 142 

Savannah (Northside), Georgia 142 

Port Huron, Michigan .... _.. 142 

Washington, North Carolina 142 

Greenville (Washington Avenue), 

South Carolina .... 142 

Lynchburg, Virginia .... 142 

Monorat, Virginia .... .... _. .... .... 142 

Kenosha, Wisconsin .... .... 142 

Zion Ridge, Alabama .... 141 

Eee Ridge, Florida .. .... 141 

Piney Grove, Georgia .... 141 

North Lansing, Michigan .... .... 141 

Porterville, California ... . .... 140 

Fort Pierce, Florida .... .... .... .... .... .... 140 

Freeburn, Kentucky .... .... .... 140 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana .... .... ... 140 

Cross Mill, North Carolina .... .... 140 

Mableton, Georgia .... 139 

Corbin, Kentucky .... 139 

Glenwood, North Carolina ... .... .... ... 139 

Akron (Kentucky), Ohio 139 

Central, South Carolina .... ... 139 

North Wichita Falls, Texas .... 139 

Atlanta (Southside), Georgia .... .... 138 

Bernard, Kentucky .... .... 138 

West Liberty, Kentucky .... 138 

North Rocky Mount, North Carolina 138 

Shelby, North Carolina .... 138 

North, South Carolina 138 

Billings, Montana _ 138 

Riverside (Ft. Worth), Texas ... 138 

Salinas, California 137 

Lavonia, Georgia .... .... .... .... 137 

Logan, Illinois .... .... 137 

Muncie, Indiana .... .... 137 

Hixson, Tennessee .... .... 137 

Middle Valley, Tennessee .... 137 

White Sulphur Springs, West Vir- 
ginia .... .... 137 

Buhl, Alabama .... 136 

Highway, Alabama ... .... 136 

Montgomery, Alabama .... 136 

Savannah (Westside), Georgia .... 136 
Covington (4th and Crescent), Ken- 
tucky _ . .... 136 

Wilmington (Castle Street), North 

Carolina .... .... .... .... .... .... 136 

Erwin, Tennessee .... .... .... 136 

Newport, Tennessee .... ... . .... .... 136 

Mallory, West Virginia .... .... .... .... .... 136 

Guntersville, Alabama ... 135 

Sylacauga, Alabama .... .... 135 

New Summit, Arkansas .... .... 135 

Crescent Springs, Kentucky 135 

Waynesboro, Tennessee ._. 135 

Shatter, California 134 

Dade City, Florida .... .... .... ._ 134 



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Chicago (North), Illinois ._ 

East Indianapolis, Indiana 

Newry, South Carolina 

White Hall, South Carolina .... .... 

Jackson, Tennessee ~ ._. 

Pikeville, Tennessee 

Mishawaka (Milburn), Indiana .... 

Aiken, South Carolina — . .... 

Easley, South Carolina ._. .... — . .... 

Alcoa, Tennessee .... .... .... .... 

Benton, Tennessee 

Vidalia, Georgia . — — 

Clayton, North Carolina .... 

Hickory, North Carolina 

Morristown, Tennessee .... 

Abingdon, Virginia .... .... _ 

Corona, California .— ... . 

La Belle, Florida .... .... .... .... .... 

Albany (East), Georgia .... .... 

Otis, Florida 

Columbus, Indiana .... 

Middletown (Noetown), Kentucky ... 

Russell Springs, Kentucky 

Wallins, Kentucky 

Monroe (Rosalie Street), Michigan 

Clifton, South Carolina .... 

Gayle Mill, South Carolina 

Riviera Beach, Florida ... . ... . 

Samoset, Florida .... .... .... ... . ... . 

Vera Beach, Florida .... 

Williamsport, Maryland _ 

Glover, South Carolina 

Sweetwater, Tennessee .... ... . .... 

Dora, Alabama _ 

Huntsville (Virginia Blvd.), Ala- 
bama _ ... 

Phoenix (East), Arizona .... _ 

Taft, Florida .... .... 

Urbana, Illinois .... .... 

Lynch, Kentucky 

Glen Burnie, Maryland 

South Henderson, North Carolina .... 

Selma, North Carolina 

Fair Haven, North Carolina — . .... 

Morganton, North Carolina 

Old Fort, North Carolina 

Benson, North Carolina .... ... . .... 

Laurens, South Carolina .... .... .... 

Swift Current, Canada .... 

Sarasota, Florida .... .... 

Elyria, Ohio .... 

Sandy Valley, Ohio 

Inman, South Carolina .... 

Memphis (Barton Heights), Ten- 
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Graysville, Tennessee .... .... .... .... 

Abbs Valley, Virginia 

Louisville (Portland), Kentucky _ 

East Spencer, North Carolina .... 

Hamilton ( Allstatter), Ohio ... . .... 

Warrenville, South Carolina .... 

Geneva, Alabama _ 

Callahan, Florida .... .... 

Monroe, Georgia .... .... .. 

Rome (West), Georgia .... 

Rockford, Illinois .... 

Combs, Kentucky .... .... 

China Grove, North Carolina 

Florence, South Carolina .... 

Blacksburg, South Carolina .... 

Cheraw, South Carolina .... 

Lanett, Alabama 

Mountain View. Alabama .... 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama .... 

Centralia, Illinois .... .... .... . 

Crisfield, Maryland 

Detroit (Thaddeus Street), Michi< 

Paw Creek, North Carolina _.. .... 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania 

Oakwood, Tennessee .... .... 

Sparta, Tennessee 

Iowa Park, Texas 



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NATION'S TOP TEN IN HOME 
DEPARTMENT ATTENDANCE 

Total Monthly Attendance for April 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina ... . 8,346 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Ten- 
nessee .... .. .... .... .... 2,400 

East Gadsden, Alabama 1,185 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), North 

Carolina . 1,155 

East Lumberton, North Carolina .... 1,107 

Lynch, Kentucky .... 927 

Benton, Illinois . . 878 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio .... .... .... 850 

La Belle, Florida 646 

Gaffney, South Carolina .. 600 

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OD'S SCHOOL FOR 



Education must concern itself with all 
of life. In order to do this adequately, the 
program of education must be Biblically 
based and directed by the Holy Spirit. 
A further requisite to this aim of edu- 
cation is that all the experiences of the 
student be brought under the influence 
of the formal educational program. 
These requisites dominate the philosophy 
of education at Lee College. 

First, Bible based education is es- 
sential to the program of the church. 
Therefore, all curricula at Lee College 
seek a Bible centered emphasis. This 
center is essential to preparation in any 
area — the ministry of the gospel, teach- 
ing, trades, technology or other pro- 
fessions. All these areas serve the church, 
but they cannot serve the church ade- 
quately without a Bible centered interpre- 
tation of the truth. Lee College offers 
such a program of training. 

Second, the entire educational pro- 
gram must include all areas of life, 
therefore, the program of training at Lee 
College is campus-wide, embracing the 
classrooms, the dormitories, the social 
centers, the athletic field, the chapel 
and the Christian service program. 

By offering such a program, Lee 
College serves the Church of God, par- 
ticularly the youth of the Church. 

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SEPTEMBER 3 

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DEDICATED TO THE CHURCH OF GOD YOUNG PEOPLES ENDEAVOR 




YOUTH WANTS TO KNOW 

By Avis Swiger 

Some of our young people seem to be a little hesitant 
about the Pen Pal Club, wondering if it would be quite 
right to "go steady" with boys or girls they have met 
through this medium. You can be assured that there 
is nothing wrong with the growth of a Christian 
friendship even though it was begun through the mail. 
This is nothing like a "lonely hearts club," and we 
do not offer the services of a marriage bureau; we just 
make it possible for youth to have the opportunity to 
make new friends in other parts of the world. 

I hope that many of you Pen Pals will meet at the 
Assembly. It would be nice to have a special dinner 
meeting at the Assembly so that many of you could 
get acquainted. Maybe we can begin to plan for such 
an occasion two years from now. We could ap- 
point some committees to make plans. I think it would 
be nice if you had identifying badges to wear during 
that week so that you could recognize each other. 
Do you like this idea? If you do, let me hear from you. 

PEN PALS: 



7%<.iibttTED 



Miss Truie Ann White (13) 

Route 1 

Batesville, Arkansas 

Miss Jana Gay White (11) 

Route 1 

Batesville, Arkansas 

Miss Delena Whittaker 
3140 N.W. 62nd Street 
Miami, Florida 

Miss Gladys Mae Miller (22) 
R.D. 2, Box 566 
Uniontown, Pennsylvania 

Miss Dorothy Swafford 

Route 1 

Batesville. Arkansas 

Mrs. Martha Robertson 

(Widow 52) 
14 Short North Wall Street 
Calhoun, Georgia 

Miss Clara Belle Landis (16) 
14 East Avenue 
Petersburg, West Virginia 

Mrs. Violet Lilly (Widow 24) 
Isaban. West Virginia 

Miss Virginia Lockhart (16) 
Isaban, West Virginia 

Miss Althea Laney (12) 
Isaban, West Virginia 

Miss Ernestine Stacey (12) 
Isaban, West Virginia 

Miss Judy Hileman (12) 
Isaban. West Virginia 

Miss Carolyn Sue Cline (12) 
Isaban, West Virginia 

Miss Gail Delane Cline (11) 
Isaban, West Virginia 

Miss Darlene Cline (14) 
Isaban, West Virginia 



Miss Linda Brown (21) 
440 Fifth Street 
Marietta, Ohio 

Mrs. Stella R. Moneymaker 
(Widow 54) 
50 N.W. 39th Street 
Fort Lauderdale. Florida 

Mrs. Lula Davis (Widow 65) 
830 Saint Mary Avenue 
Marietta, Ohio 

Miss Edith Childs (18) 
Birchwood, Tennessee 

Miss Stella Childs (16) 
Birchwood, Tennessee 

Miss Edwinae Foote (17) 
Birchwood, Tennessee 

Miss Ethel Childs (13) 
Birchwood, Tennessee 

Miss Portia Lawson (14) 
Birchwood, Tennessee 

Miss Geraldine Pierce 

Route 1 

Birchwood, Tennessee 

Miss Betty Lou Smith (15) 

Box 332 

Mabscott. West Virginia 

Miss Rosie Smith 

Box 332 

Mabscott, West Virginia 

Mrs. Pearl McCullough 

(Widow 55) 
Webb. Mississippi 

Miss JoAnn Vansel (17) 
Route 2 
Sedalia. Missouri 

Miss Alberta Vansel (14) 

Route 2 

Sedalia, Missouri 



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What Men Live By 4 

The Shadow of Your Life 6 

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The Revival in Barbados 8 

Our First Week in Trinidad 9 

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Johnny Makes New Friends 13 

God and Education 1 4 

Put Glory Into Your Bible 

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^■y HERE IS A single question which should con- 

" / tinually probe the meditation of every professed 
»^S Christian. It is a question that is simple in struc- 
ture but profound in significance. Actually, a sincere 
answer to this question reveals the true status of the 
believer. It is with tender concern, therefore, that the 
Master tests one's very soul with the searching words, 
". . . Lovest thou me?" (John 21:16). 

All imagined virtues are ignored by this question. It 
presents itself to the court of man's true self and 
demands a correct answer. Simply stated it requires 
only a simple reply. "Do you possess love for the Per- 
son of Christ Jesus?" One must answer "yes" or "no," 
for there is no middle ground. Hence, the question 
becomes the rule of true discipleship. 

Actually, love for the Person of Christ has always 
been the law of discipleship. When the lawyer asked 
Christ for the great commandment, "Jesus said unto 
him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy 
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 
This is the first and great commandment," Matthew 
22:37, 38. Although in this day men have substituted 
creed, ritual and other measurements as the rule of 
discipleship, with the Lord the law remains the same, 
". . . Lovest thou me?" 

Notice Christ does not ask about religious position, 
prestige or possession. He does not ask for one's theo- 
logical beliefs. Devotion to the church or the king- 
dom work is not mentioned. Attendance at church 
services or faithfulness in stewardship is not ques- 
tioned. All other matters are left out of — rather all 
are included in — our Lord's question. The all-inclusive 
and, therefore, all-important question dealt with the 
personal attachment to a personal Christ. 

No one escapes this question. Even the mighty 
apostle Peter was questioned three times as if to em- 
phasize its importance. Nothing screens anyone from 
the searching, purging, imperative words. Obvious gifts, 
distinguishing graces, acknowledged accomplishments 
do not excuse one from the soul examination evoked 
by this question. All are examined and all receive a 
true verdict, for one knows the truth when this ques- 
tion probes him. 

Outward religiousness does not exempt one from 
this query, for one may keep the church law and be 



piously correct without love. One may hold a high of- 
fice in the church, but so did Judas. Great religious 
privileges do not necessarily prevent this question, for 
Peter had stood in the glory of the Mount of Trans- 
figuration. Unusual self-denial does not forestall the 
query either, for Peter had been able to say, "We 
have left all to follow thee"; yet Christ felt it necessary 
to ask him, "... Lovest thou me?" 

THIS QUESTION IS a divine X-ray which 
proves the true condition of the professed Christian. It 
examines his profession of faith for truth and sin- 
cerity. It analyzes the handshaking and backslapping 
to show the amount of genuine fellowship and broth- 
erhood. It reveals clearly how many of the "sacrifices 
for Christ" were honest or were efforts for praise 
and self-exaltation. It portrays plainly how many of 
the efforts to succeed in Christ's work were stimulated 
by personal vanity or selfish ambition. 

There is a story of a Christian who slept and 
dreamed. In his dream the Christian was met by a 
stranger who asked, "How is your love?" The Christian 
reached into his bosom and brought forth his love. 
When weighed, it amounted to one hundred pounds. 
The Christian felt very happy but then notices the 
stranger was preparing to analyze his love. When he 
had broken it into atoms and tried it in fire, he made 
notes of his test and handed them to the Christian 
saying, "May God save you!" The following were the 
notes : 

Wood, Hay and Stubble 



Bigotry, Prejudice and 


Fanaticism 


10 parts 


Personal Ambition 




23 parts 


Love of Praise 




19 parts 


Pride of Denomination 




15 parts 


Pride of Talent 




14 parts 


Love of Authority 




12 parts 


Pure 


Love 




Love to God 




4 parts 


Love to Man 




3 parts 



Without love for Christ everything is wrong for 
the professed Christian. Every testimony becomes as a 
"Sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal." Worship be- 
comes a "form of godliness" without power. Christian 
fellowship becomes awkward and strained. Steward- 
ship becomes acts of habit and possibly hypocrisy. 
The Lord's sacrament becomes a mockery. Indeed, love 
is the vital breath which gives substance and mean- 
ing to Christianity. 

Love for Christ is our urgent need today. It will 
transform and make us to become like Christ in com- 
passion, tenderness and service. It will bind believers 
together and keep them in the right path. It will pro- 
vide sufficient energy to attempt the difficult task 
and persevere until it is finished. It will still the 
grumbling tongue, purge the envious heart, silence 
gossiping lips, and empty a scheming mind. Love to 
the Person of the Lord is the element which makes 
religion alive and salvation real. I implore you, there- 
fore, to hear and answer well the Master's question, 
". . . Lovest thou me?" 



WHAT 




LIV 



By Betrice Boyle 



JT WAS ONE of those morn- 
ings it could rain or shine, 
the clouds were drifting back 
and forth across the sky. 

Joan yawned and stretched, then 
she jumped out of bed. It was late 
and she had to prepare Sunday 
breakfast for her brother. She felt 
perturbed; she shook her head to 
clear her mind. Joan had an odd 
feeling that she would have to de- 
cide soon what she would do about 
her friendship with Dave Barker. 
She couldn't put it off much longer 
and she hated to make decisions. 

Art Elwood and her brother, Bob, 
were all home for the spring va- 
cation. She had dated Art some, 
for school picnics, and things like 
that, before he went away to col- 
lege. However, there was nothing 
serious about her friendship with 
Art. 

Getting dressed for church she 
still felt annoyed with her brother 
about last night when he had 
found out about her date with 
Dave. 

"You, Joan Baldwin, chasing 
around with that Barker guy just 
doesn't add up. Mother wrote to me 
about that guy." 

"Dave's okay," Joan told her 
brother feeling more conviction 
now that Art Elwood and her broth- 
er were home. 

"But you can't drift along like 



this," Bob told his sister. "Running 
around with that guy and his 
crowd is plain foolishness." 

"I'm old enough to choose my 
own friends, Bob, only you and 
Mom persist in treating me like a 
child." With that she turned and 
hurried upstairs to get dressed for 
her Saturday night date with Dave, 
leaving Bob looking after her in a 
strange way. 

She hadn't seen Art yet. Bob had 
left Art off at his house before he 
drove his jalopy on home. 

Joan walked into the living room 
and gave Art a dimpled smile as 
he stood next to her brother wait- 
ing to drive them to church. Art 
was more handsome than she had 
remembered. They shook hands; 
Art put both his big strong hands 
over hers. 

'Glad to see you again, Joanie," 
Art said softly. 

"I'm glad you and Bob are back," 
said Joan. 

The three young people rode 
along in Bob's car. Joan was silent, 
as her thoughts were about Dave. 
He was older than she, sophisti- 
cated, and a man about town. She 
had liked Art, but that was before 
she dated Dave. However, she no- 
ticed that Art was as nice as ever 
to be with. 

Neither her brother nor Art had 
been able to come home for the 



holidays. They had to work their 
way through school, and they 
couldn't get off from their jobs 
to come home. Art broke into her 
thoughts. 
"Where's your mother, Joanie?" 
"Mom helped Grandma Walker 
prepare chickens for her freezer 
last week, she'll be back for to- 
night's service." 

At HOME after the 
morning service, Joan fixed lunch 
for her brother and Art. 

"What's the program for to- 
night?" her brother asked. 

Before she could answer him, Art 
asked, with a twinkle in his blue 
eyes, "Sure now, aren't you on the 
youth program tonight, Joanie?" 

Joan had a hard time making 
the words come. "Well, that is, I'm 
supposed to sing, but. . . ." Joan 
felt confused and guilty. She didn't 
know what to do about her date 
with Dave, because if she broke 
her date with him he would be 
angry. 

"I have a date with Dave." She 
spoke in a whisper. She saw the 
twinkle leave Art's eyes, he frowned 
but he didn't say a word. 

"It's up to you, Joan; it's your 
choice," Bob said slowly to his sis- 
ter. Then to Art, "Let's take those 
slides over to Rev. John Patten's 
house. I want his advice about 
which ones of the church's youth 



4 



"It's the age of 

speed, 

Joan," Dave 

had said when she 

protested. 



BY 




activities at college to show at the 
youth meeting tonight." 

"It's up to you, it's your choice." 
Those words of her brother's echoed 
in her thoughts all afternoon as 
she was getting ready for her date 
with Dave. What if she wasn't go- 
ing to the meeting tonight. She 
knew there would be a big crowd at 
the youth fellowship to welcome 
back Art and Bob, and she would 
have liked to be there too. Sure 
they were disappointed she wasn't 
going, but she had her life to live. 
What difference did it make if she 
wasn't at the meeting. She 
never let dating Dave interfere 
with Sunday morning worship. Al- 
though she did miss Sunday night's 
youth meeting at church. 

Joan pondered her brother's 
words, even though she felt that 
Dave meant more than tonight's 
service. 

Surely it didn't matter too much 
who her friends were as long as 
she behaved herself. But Dave 
wasn't a friend, her friendship with 
him was different. Joan had to ad- 
mit it, wrinkling her brow in 
thought. Her dating Dave was more 
than the casual dates she had with 
fellows she went to school with, it 
was more serious. 

The trouble was she couldn't 
bring herself to break off her 
friendship with him, she wasn't 



sure she wanted to. She wasn't real- 
ly happy dating Dave either, but 
he was fun to be with, even if he 
did smoke, she didn't have to. True, 
he wasn't a Christian and he re- 
fused to go to church. Sometimes 
during their dates she would talk 
to him about her religion. Dave 
would argue and ridicule her 
church. She had hope that some- 
day he would become a Christian. 
However, she never seemed to be 
able to make him see how impor- 
tant it was. 

As they would ride in Dave's ex- 
pensive sports car, the wind blow- 
ing through her hair, she felt sort 
of sophisticated sitting beside such 
a neat man about town. At first she 
was scared at the fast way he drove 
his little car, as they passed other 
cars on the highway, ducking 
around them. 

"It's the age of speed, Joan," Dave 
had said when she protested. 

"You have to live reckless in this 
jet age." 

Joan caught some of his reckless 
spirit, and it thrilled her. They 
parked and "necked casually," 
that's what Dave called it. But to 
Joan it wasn't casual. She didn't 
want to give him up, still she never 
felt quite right about dating Dave, 
if only he were a Christian. Joan 
stood by her bedroom window 
staring out — brooding — the clouds 



were rolling in. 

"It's up to you," Bob's words 
came back to her unbidden. 
A small voice seemed to say, "It's up 
to you, Joan, you are the one to 
choose what you will make of your 
life." 

Did she want a cheap sophisti- 
cated life with a self-centered man? 
What had happened to her, any- 
how? She never planned to fall for 
a man like Dave, a man that 
wasn't a Christian. A friendship 
like that could lead to a romance 
the Lord couldn't bless. Why had 
she ever had that first date with 
Dave? Christians live by the Scrip- 
tures. It is what men live by that 
counts, not expensive cars and 
costly clothes, or fun. 

At SIX O'CLOCK her 
mother and brother and Art left 
for church. As she watched them 
leave, she knew she still liked Art 
a lot. 

She heard Dave's car come to a 
sliding stop out front. She hurried 
out to meet him on the porch. 

His well-groomed look and his 
egotistic smile made no impression 
on her now that she was thinking 
and acting like a Christian. 

"Dave, please sit down a moment, 
I have to talk with you." He looked 
at the clean but worn porch furni- 
ture critically. 

(Continued on page 21) 



THE 



SHADOW 



By 

Honore Osberg 



OF VOUR LIFE 






Is Influencing Others for Evil or for Good 



^—i HE BLISTERING RAYS of the blazing noon- 
/ day sun bore down upon Kartar Singh. The 
•^y Lama of Tsingham had sentenced this Tibetan 
to death by torture because he professed faith in 
Christ. He was ruthlessly sewn up in a heavy wet 
yak skin and thrust out into the merciless heat of the 
day. The hot sun caused the skin to contract slowly 
into a painful death trap. 

Kartar Singh's agony was almost unbearable, but 
his spirit was undaunted. As the sun was setting, he 
asked permission to write a parting message to those 
he would leave behind. With great suffering he 
scrawled these vords: 

"1 give to Him who gave to me 
My life, my all; His all to be; 
My debt to Him, how can I pay, 
Though I may live to endless day? 
I ask not one, but a thousand lives 
For Him and His own sacrifice. 
Oh, will I then not gladly die 
For Jesus' sake, and ask not why. 

The dying heart-cry of this martyr was not with- 
out effect. One of the highest officials of the Lama's 
palace was gripped by mighty conviction as he thought 
of Kartar Singh's brave stand for Christ. The same 
night that Kartar Singh went to be with his Saviour, 
this official confessed Christ. 

People are watching your life. "The uncon- 
scious influence of any man," says Samuel 
Zwemer, "is always greater than his conscious in- 
fluence, whether for good or evil." As Peter walked 
down the streets of Jerusalem, his shadow brought 
healing to men and women. Your deeds and words, 
too, are casting shadows that will influence the lives 
of others. The things you do and say may cause 
someone to stumble or may win some soul to Christ. 

A famous doctor told of a lecture in which Robert 
Ingersoll, the infidel, said there was no hell. The Bi- 
ble was a lie, he told the students of Rush Medical 
School in Chicago. He also mocked at the idea of 
eternal retribution. That night great numbers of 
young medical students went out into the lowest places 
of vice and sin. If what Ingersoll said was true, if 
there was no hell and no judgment, then, they rea- 
soned, they could act like animals. The words of that 
scoffer had made a deep imprint for evil on those 
young lives. 

HORACE BUSHNELL was one of the most 



popular professors at Yale when a young preacher 
came to the college for a series of meetings. The 
preacher poured out his heart, but there was no real 
conviction of sin among the students. In prayer, the 
Lord showed this preacher that the students were be- 
ing influenced by Bushnell, the outstanding unbeliever. 
The preacher went to Bushnell and told him plainly 
how he might seek Christ. Bushnell realized he was 
responsible for keeping many students from accept- 
ing the Saviour. At home, alone, he paced restlessly 
up and down his room as the Spirit of God dealt 
with his heart. Finally he called out, "O God, if there 
is any God, show me if Jesus Christ is Thy Son, and 
I will promise to accept Him as my Saviour and con- 
fess Him before the world." Soon the glorious light of 
salvation flooded into the darkness of Horace Bush- 
nell's heart. When he came out on the side of Christ, 
almost every young man at Yale was converted. 

Even your very conversation may be influencing 
some soul toward God. One day John Bunyan, author 
of Pilgrim's Progress, came upon a group of women 
who, he thought, were gossiping. His curiosity was 
aroused by their lively manner of conversation and so 
he drew near to eavesdrop. He heard them tell of the 
loving Saviour and the- glory of salvation. This oc- 
casion was one of the things which influenced John 
Bunyan to give his heart to Christ. 

Many of the Burmese took Christ as their Saviour be- 
cause of Adoniram Judson's consistent walk with God. 
This missionary went through great suffering to give 
the gospel to Burma. On one occasion he became 
greatly burdened to carry the message of salvation 
to an inland city, but the King refused him per- 
mission. "They will never be able to resist your scarred 
hands," he told Judson. Judson's life was a testimony 
stronger than any of his words. Before he could speak 
the Burmese language, he walked up to a Burmese 
man and clasped him in his arms. This man told 
afterward that an angel had embraced him. It was this 
love for souls, shining from his heart and translated 
into the deeds of daily living, which earned for Judson 
the title of "Mr. Glory Face." 

Paul advised the Philippians: ". . . be blameless and 
harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the 
midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among 
whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth 
the word of life" (Philippians 2:15, 16). 

The shadow of your life is falling upon others to 
influence them for evil or for good. 





By Katherine Bevis 



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f) ACH OF US AT some time or 
f other will be called upon to 
(_** face a crisis. Since the dawn 
of civilization there have been cri- 
ses. Some of these have been met 
with courage and fortitude; others 
have been met with cringing and 
fear. 

What is it that determines the 
difference in the way a crisis is 
met? It is said that William Ewert 
Gladstone, the British statesman, 
spent several moments morning and 
night in meditation upon the 3rd 
verse in the 26th chapter of Isaiah: 
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect 
peace, whose mind is stayed on 
thee: because he trusteth in thee." 

Inner resources, direct gifts from 
God, enable us to weather any 
storm. A true Christian is always 
given the ability to meet the crisis. 

History bears record of those who 
have gone through disappointments 



in life, who have met and faced 
great crises, yet have gathered up 
their assets and with determined 
faith have moulded them to better 
use. 

A blind poet who lived in ancient 
Greece, and who trod the dusty 
roads 1,000 years before Christ was 
born, chanting his poems to the 
music of his lyre as he begged for 
food, was none other than the one 
whom we know today as "the 
world's greatest poet," Homer, who 
wrote the immortal "Iliad" and 
"Odyssey." 

A YOUNG CHILD, cruel- 
ly treated by a drunken father, 
cried out in faith, "I will defy my 
fate," and today we sit entranced 
as we listen to the beautiful strains 
of music composed by this deaf 
musician, Beethoven. 
A Greek slave in Rome, lame be- 



cause of the torturous treatment 
applied by a former master, des- 
titute of even a name, would shame 
many today. This slave's master, 
who was Nero's secretary, allowed 
his slave to attend lectures by Ru- 
fus, the Stoic. Epictetus, the name 
given this slave by his master (the 
name meaning "possession"), lis- 
tened attentively to this lecturer, 
and he later became one of the 
greatest philosophers of his time. 
So great were his writings that Em- 
peror Marcus Aurelius counted, The 
Discourses of Epictetus among the 
things for which he was most 
grateful. 

And so with all others who fought 
beyond failure: Livingstone, seek- 
ing the source of the Nile and the 
enlightenment of the Dark Conti- 
nent, knowing that his strength 
was ebbing away; Washington at 
Valley Forge, surrounded by his 
ragged, unpaid army, and slurred 
by deceitful leaders back home; 
Louis Pasteur, jeered at by scien- 
tists of his day for his disease-pre- 
venting projects — all these men 
must at times have seen the black 
face of despair. Nevertheless, they 
persevered, weathering the storms 
which raged about them. 

The life of Paul was one crisis 
after another, yet, he emerged from 
each of them stronger and more 
indomitable in his determination 
to be an overcomer. He knew what 
it meant to "go beyond failure" 
when he said, "Let this mind be in 
you which was also in Christ Jesus." 
Paul knew completely what that 
"mind" was, for he met each crisis 
with calmness and clear thinking. 
Not once did he waver in his faith. 
He used faith as an everyday prac- 
tical sustaining power. 

David knew how to meet the 
crises in life. "And call upon me in 
the day of trouble: I will deliver 
thee, and thou shalt glorify me" 
(Psalm 50:15), and again, "The an- 
gel of the Lord encampeth round 
about them that fear him, and de- 
livereth them" (Psalm 34:7). 

There is a spiritual reserve that 
we may build up that will carry us 
"beyond failure," a spiritual re- 
serve which can be drawn upon to 
help us through the time when 
greater spiritual strength and deep- 
er faith are needed. 



f\ a t E DEPARTED the airport 

I /I I in Kingston, Jamaica, 
1/1/ with tears in our eyes as 
we had to leave our Brother and 
Sister Luke Summers. In the few 
days that we had spent with them, 
our lives were enriched by their 



Barbados 



by Peggy Humphrey 




deep love for God and His work. 

Our next stop was in San Juan, 
Puerto Rico, where we spent the 
night. The team met together the 
next day to pray for God to go be- 
fore us into Barbados. As we prayed, 
God assured us that there is a way 
to the heart of every man, woman, 
boy, and girl, and He would find 
that way. 

We boarded the plane again and 
left for Barbados. Upon our arrival 
at the airport, we were warmly 
greeted by our missionaries Brother 
Claude Smith and Brother Charles 
Matthews. It was rather late so 
they took us immediately to the 
River Road New Testament Church 
of God. Tiredness was felt in body 
as we rode along toward the 
church, but when we heard the 
Bajan saints of God singing under 
the anointing of the Holy Spirit 
we felt the joy of the Lord be- 
coming our strength. Gerald John- 
son preached a powerful sermon, 
"Is There Not a Cause," which 
greatly stirred the youth. When the 
message was ended, an invitation 
was given for those who wanted to 
dedicate themselves anew to this 
great cause to come forward. Many 
responded to the call and prayed 
with great fervency for God to take 
their lives and use them for His 
cause. One young man prayed sin- 
cerely for God to use him to preach 
the gospel. 

The next day Brother Smith 
showed us through Bridgetown. 
Many of the church people greeted 
us in the market and along the 
streets. That evening we separated 
into three teams and went to dif- 
ferent churches. As we preached 
the Word of God, again souls re- 



sponded and gave their hearts to 
the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Saturday, June 2, the team went 
with the youth from the churches 
all over the island on an excursion. 
A picnic lunch was taken along and 
enjoyed by all. After the picnic, 
everyone met in a large circle and 
again enjoyed the blessings of God 
in two wonderful outdoor services. 

"We DROVE home after 
a wonderful day of fellowship with 
our brothers and sisters in Christ. 
Again we went down upon our 
knees and asked God to give us a 
move of His Spirit. 

The team went downtown in 
Bridgetown for an open-air meet- 
ing. It was thrilling to see how the 
Spirit of the Lord blessed in this 
service. Elaine Price sang "I Am 
Not Worthy." It then began to rain, 
but among those dear saints of 
God who had met with us, there 
were some who prayed and God 
stopped the rain. We continued to 
testify and tell of God's great love. 
Brother Don Aultman sang "In 
Times Like These." As he sang the 
Spirit of God moved on the hearts 
of those listening for they realized 
that these are trying hours in 
which we live. Gerald Johnson then 
preached "Mercy and Righteous- 
ness Have Met Together." Souls 
grasped the truth that even in 
times like these because of the 
mercy of God they could have their 
needs met. As the invitation was 
given for souls to be saved, two 
Anglican girls came forward into 
the circle and fell upon their knees 
in the midst of all their friends. 
Then a backslidden girl came forth. 
When they prayed God fulfilled 
John 6:37, ". . . and him that com- 
eth to me I will in no wise cast 
out." As the young people wit- 
nessed among the crowd, God saved 
other souls. 

Sunday morning, we met with 
the churches all over the island for 
an island convention. As we came 
together, God met with us. Again 
their joyful singing thrilled our 
souls. The message found its place 
in the hearts of the people. 

Sunday evening we broke into 

our three teams to go to River 

Road, Cox's Road, and Fitz Village. 

In all these services, God again 

(Continued on page 25) 



Rev. Alonzo Justice 

Overseer of 

Trinidad, Welcoming 

at Customs, Port of Spain 



By M. I. Joseph Meenachil 



OUR FIRST WEEK IN 




TRINIDAD 



fi j t E LEFT THE Seawell Air- 
1 1\ J port, Barbados, on June 
l/\y 4, at 8:30 p.m. bidding 
farewell to the New Testament 
Church of God saints who were 
gathered there to give us a "send 
off." The sweet memories of the 
wonderful time in the Lord, espe- 
cially the great Annual Youth Con- 
vention, were still fresh upon our 
hearts. This convention was held 
at the Christian Tabernacle in the 
heart of the city of Bridgetown. 

Upon arriving at the airport in 
Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Mon- 
day, June 5, at 9:30 p.m., we were 
met by the Overseer, the Rev. A. E. 
Justice, the pastors, and many of 
the believers who greeted us with 
sincere smiles on their faces and 
great expectation in their hearts. 
The Rev. Justice introduced each 
pastor to the Assistant National 
Sunday School and Youth Director, 
Don Aultman and the student di- 
rector, Gerald Johnson, who each 
spoke a few words of greetings. The 
team members were also given an 
opportunity to greet the pastors 
and believers. After our welcome, we 
traveled nearly thirty miles south 
from the airport to Point-a-Pierre 
where we were to stay in an Indian- 
style bungalow. 
The next morning some of us 



visited Port of Spain, the chief city, 
where a special interview was ar- 
ranged on Radio Guardian's pro- 
gram, "Emphasis on Youth." This 
interview was instrumental in tell- 
ing the people of Trinidad about 
the Lee College, Pioneers for Christ 
Club, and other soul-winning ac- 
tivities, with special emphasis on 
the purpose and mission of the 
Caribbean Summer Witness Team. 
Soon after our interview, we went 
to the famous Woodford Square 
Park, which is located in front of 
the government building, Red 
House, in the heart of the capital. 
There we met bearded Hindu men 
wearing dhotis and turbans, and 
Moslem girls wearing saris over 
their heads. Here in Trinidad, as in 
India, the Hindus and Moslems sit 
on mats with their legs crossed. 
Our team witnessed and many 
souls accepted Christ as their per- 
sonal Saviour. Yes, from the very 
beginning of our efforts in Trin- 
idad, we could see a move of the 
great power of God which is able 
to transform human lives. 

AFTER OUR meeting 
in the square, we returned to our 
quarters in Point-a-Pierre. On our 
way back, we saw many Hindus 
and Moslems, and we also heard 
some oriental songs. Light colored 



Hindu prayer flags which were fas- 
tened to bamboo poles were seen 
in front of many Hindu homes. 
The Hindus believe that as long as 
the flags wave in the wind, their 
prayers are going up to heaven. 
Moslem flags were also seen flying 
from the walls of a great snow- 
white mosque with its onion- 
shaped domes, minarets, and cres- 
cents, towering high above. We 
visited a Hindu temple of "Vishnu" 
which is in the shape of a jelly 
mould and stands under a mango 
tree. Its walls are frescoed with 
the figures of Shiva, Parvati, and 
of her son, Subramania. Outlines of 
a linguam and the bull of Shiva, 
were also visible. Pictures of Hanu- 
man, the monkey god, the blue and 
red peacocks, the elephant god, 
Ganesh, and Krishna, the husband 
of 16,008 wives, were painted on 
the walls. 

Our next visit was to San Fer- 
nando, the second largest city in 
Trinidad. There we talked to vari- 
ous kinds of people: Chinese, Ne- 
groes, and Indians. Many young 
people were saved and among them 
were a Moslem girl and a Hindu 
boy. 

The team was divided into three 
groups to minister in three differ- 
( Continued on page 24) 



WASTE 
Off 

By Mary Alice Young 



JS IT QUITE honest to waste 
the time of others? Maybe you 
never thought of wasting time 
in this way? 

Do you waste time through want 
of foresight and firmness? Do you 
allow trifles to encroach upon 
your time? Do you lack concen- 
tration, just dawdling along, wast- 
ing your energies? In striving to 
make up the time you lost, do you, 
in your haste, accomplish nothing 
at all? If you are guilty of any of 
these habits, then you have plenty 
of company. 

It is possible that we are more 
likely to think of not wasting our 
own time than wasting the time 
of our neighbors. It is also possible 
that you may be on time for every 
appointment. You may be on time 
for classes, but it is the other fel- 
low who is late, so your own time 
is often wasted. We have no right 
to keep others waiting unnecessari- 
ly, and by the same token, other 
people have no right to expect us 
to wait either. A person's time is 
one of his most priceless posses- 
sions. It is up to us to respect his 
right to use his time in the man- 
ner in which he sees fit. 

Start in good time, do everything 
in its own time, take your time. 
If you follow these rules you will 
have all the leisure you need and 
some left over. Time is elastic, al- 
most indefinitely so. Mary J. is giv- 
en a task, she is told that she will 
have one full day in which to do it. 
The day's end arrives and Mary has 
not even partially finished the job. 
Kathy B. was given the same task 
and told she would have to com- 
plete it in the four hours allotted 
her. Kathy not only finished the 
task, but had some time left over 
for other jobs. Organize your own 
activities and do not bother with 
useless trifles. If you have a lot of 
things to do, put them in order; do 
first what has to be done first, 
either because it is the- most im- 
portant, or because it is of more 




immediate necessity. First the es- 
sentials, then the matters of minor 
moments; not the other way 
around. 

If for some reason, an unfor- 
seen contingency arises, take your 
time, don't lose your temper and 
get excited. See what may be 
omitted and what may not. Take 
care of the most important and let 
the other wait. "Sufficient unto the 
day is the evil thereof." 

Think a moment about wast- 
ing the time of your brothers and 
sisters and of your family. Here is 
a case in point. 

THE MCMAHON fam- 
ily had eagerly looked forward to 
the Sunday School picnic for a 



whole year. Mother and Daddy had 
worked hard all day Saturday pre- 
paring the picnic lunch. Mother 
had washed and ironed the dresses 
and suits and everything was in 
order. For three months, the chil- 
dren knew that it was important 
to be at the bus terminal no later 
than twelve o'clock on Sunday. The 
buses were to leave promptly, and if 
anyone arrived after twelve, there 
was no way for them to reach the 
picnic grounds. After arriving at the 
end of the bus route, the Sunday 
School classes would take a ferry. 
Only one ferry would run that par- 
ticular day. And, knowing all this, 
Jonathan and his brother Mark de- 
cided at eleven-thirty to run to the 
corner store to have their dollar 
bills changed. 

"Hurry right back boys," Mother 
cautioned. "You remember, only 
one bus, and only one ferry!" 

The minutes passed, and Father 
glanced at the clock on the kitchen 
wall. "Where can those boys be? It's 
five minutes of twelve." The min- 
utes ticked away. The- clock on the 
bookcase struck twelve. No sign of 
the boys down the street. The baby 
began to cry and the older chil- 
dren joined in. 

At ten minutes past twelve when 
Mr. Boyce, the man across the 
street, saw nine-year-old Kathy, he 
called, "thought you people were 
going to the picnic." This only sent 
the little girl into hysteria. 

At twelve twenty-five, Mark and 
Jonathan came sauntering down 
the street as if they had all day and 
all night to waste. The only ex- 
planation they had was that Mark 
had lost a dime in a grating out- 
side the store, and they had been 
trying to retrieve it. The family was 
crestfallen. Something that be- 
longed to them had been wasted. 

Is it quite honest to waste an- 
other's time? We might say that it 
is thoughtlessly dishonest in the 
strictest sense of the word. 

Dear God, In the past I 
have been guilty of wasting 
not only my time, but the 
time of others. Forgive me 
God and help me today to 
be more thoughtful. Help 
me to use every moment of 
every day in a fruitful way. 



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Saved By A Sentence 



"For the Son of man is not come to destroy 
men's lives, but to save them," Luke 9:56. 



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NUMBER OF YEARS ago 
a notorious criminal, 
awaiting execution for a 
murder which he had committed, 
spent his last days writing a 
strange book. He chose the title, 
A Gentleman in Prison, and be- 
cause of the circumstances and his 
zeal to tell his story, temporary 
stay of execution is said to have 
been granted until the book was 
finished. 

When a Christian friend learned 
that this man had been sentenced 
to die on a certain date, he sent 
him a copy of the New Testament. 
The prisoner had always been an- 
tagonistic to any form of religion, 
but his Christian friend sent the 
Book with a fervent prayer that 
God would in His own wondrous 
way touch the criminal's hard 
heart and cause the truth to pene- 
trate before it was too late. 

At first the man refused to read 
the New Testament. However, he 
did not destroy it, and finally he 
opened it carelessly and read a 
stray verse now and then. Once he 
chanced to read Luke 9:56: "For 
the Son of man is not come to de- 
stroy men's lives, but to save them." 

"Those words stuck," he said lat- 



er, in his book; "I felt sure they 
were spoken by Someone who want- 
ed to teach men the right way to 
live." 

His next glance into the Word 
fell upon Luke 15:7: "I say unto 
you, that likewise joy shall be in 
heaven over one sinner that repent- 
eth, more than over ninety and 
nine just persons, which need no 
repentance." 

"I was not greatly impressed by 
this verse," he said later, "but my 
interest was kindled, and later I 
read the story of the crucifixion. 
When I found those words, 'Father, 
forgive them; for they know not 
what they do,' spoken by Jesus 
about those who mistreated Him, I 
stopped. I was stabbed to the heart 
as if pierced by a fifth nail. 

"What did that reveal to me? 
Shall I call it the love of the heart 
of Christ? Shall I call it His com- 
passion? I do not know what to call 
it. I only know that with an un- 
speakably grateful heart / believed! 

"Through that simple sentence I 
was led into the whole of Chris- 
tianity. I could believe that a Man 
who prayed like that must be the 
Son of God — for such an act was 
not possible to any ordinary man. 



"Christ's graciousness to the two 
thieves crucified with Him touched 
me also. A thief and murderer my- 
self, one convicted and condemned 
to die soon, I could understand 
those men's feelings. I had been the 
unrepentant, hard-hearted thief; 
now I felt as I'm sure the other 
man must have felt when Jesus 
said, 'Today shalt thou be with 
me in paradise.' " 

This man, who seems to have re- 
mained anonymous, had spent a 
total of twenty-seven years in pris- 
on. After he became a Christian his 
conduct was exemplary, and cer- 
tain persons sought a pardon for 
him. But he declared he would re- 
fuse to accept it: he didn't want 
men to think he had turned to the 
Lord Jesus Christ simply to gain 
physical freedom. 

Soon after the completion of his 
book, he was executed. "I shall be 
content," he wrote in concluding 
his story, "if in the future just one 
villain like myself shall be helped 
by the account of how I was saved 
through God's leading." 

Yes, God's Word is "quick, and 
powerful ... a discerner of the 
thoughts and intents of the heart" 
(Hebrews 4:12). 



11 




JU Be Jk P. 



ecice 



/'OERHAPS NO OTHER quality is more desired to- 

t-S day than peace of mind. Without this char- 
/ acteristic, other desirable attributes fade into 

nothingness. Prosperity can hardly satisfy a man that 
has no peace of mind. Beauty, handsomeness, intel- 
ligence, or popularity can hardly appease the desires 
of one who is not at peace with himself. 

Peace is referred to numerous times in the Scrip- 
tures. "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto 
you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be 
afraid," Jesus told His disciples before departing. 

Paul, in writing to the Thessalonians, admonished, 
"And be at peace among yourselves." 

David, in Psalm 34:14 wrote, "Seek peace, and pur- 
sue it." 

Thus, it seems that peaceful living is a command- 
ment. But how often do we find Christians today who 
are not totally at peace. And why? 

We are all aware of the hindrances to peace. The in- 
ternational political scene with its unrest and tur- 
bulence promotes anxiety. The March, 1962, issue of 
U.S. News and World Report had this to say: "Ten- 
sions in the world are mounting, not subsiding . . . 
You need to be prepared for more crises, more threats, 
more dangers." 

The rising crime rate, the domestic strife, alcoholism, 
and the laxity of morality in existence today help 
mar the peace of many homes. 

But in spite of troublesome times, we are still ad- 
monished to live peaceful lives in the Christian realm. 

Unless individuals find peace from within, it is hard- 
ly likely that they will ever know the virtue. 

But how is peace cultivated? 

Peace of mind comes from a right attitude toward 
God and our fellow man. 

God seeks the attention of the creatures He cre- 
ated. In sending His Son, the plan of redemption was 
made complete. A person who has not accepted Christ 
as his Saviour has missed the first step in finding 
peace. "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall 



gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" asked 
Jesus. 

The proper attitude toward our fellow man should 
be that of kindness and helpfulness. Should he be in 
need, we must minister to that need if in the realm of 
possibility. After Jesus had delivered the parable of the 
Good Samaritan, He admonished the listeners, "Go, 
and do thou likewise." In other words, the needy we 
know about are our responsibility. 

And how possible it is for the wrong attitude to 
creep into our thinking in relationship to our conduct 
with our fellow men. Perhaps, we get to thinking a 
little more highly of ourselves than we ought to think 
and forget to prefer our brother as we are admonished 
in the Scriptures. Sometimes harsh and thoughtless 
words are spoken that must be made right in order 
to gain peace of mind. Bitterness over unforgiven 
faults in another may destroy peaceful thoughts. Re- 
sentment over real or imagined hurts might have to be 
repented of to gain a peaceful attitude. Misunder- 
standings arise and must be faced maturely. 

How often does "keeping up with the Joneses" cause 
us to sacrifice principles that lead to a peaceful mind? 
Materialism and possessions must be put in their 
proper perspective, or they will cause needless unrest. 

PETER MARSHALL, noted Senate chaplain, 
in praying for peace of mind, said, "Father, I know 
now, if I ever knew it before, that only in Thee can 
my restless human heart find any peace. 

"For I began life without knowledge, but full of 
needs. And the turmoil of my mind, the dissatisfaction 
of my life all stem from trying to meet those needs 
with the wrong things and in the wrong places. 

"Help me so to live that my conscience shall not have 
to accuse, so that I may be saved the necessity of trying 
to mend that which need never be broken. I know 
that only then will the civil war within me cease. 

"May I be willing to have Thee with me in play as 
well as in work, knowing that with Thee I shall have 
(Continued on page 20) 



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Children's Story 



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(JOHNNY HOPPED up the porch steps into the 
^J" kitchen. 

(_/ "Mother, I have a big idea." Before she could 
ask about it, he said, "I can do a kind deed if you 
will help me." 

Mother put her hand on Johnny's shoulder and 
looked down at him. She said, "Jesus wants us to do 
kind deeds every day. I'll help you if I can, Johnny." 

"Thanks, Mother." Johnny hugged her and Mother 
smiled. He said, "When I walked by 775 Robin Avenue, 
there was a strange family moving furniture into the 
house. They had two boys and two girls, and they all 
looked tired. I waved and they waved back." 

"Oh, do you want to go and help them?" asked 
Mother. 

"They are finished now, Mother. But may I take 
some supper to them?" 

Mother said, "Well, let us think." She looked at the 
clock on the wall and said, "I don't suppose the lady 
has started to make their supper yet — it's so early." 

Then Johnny heard his neighbor, Freddie, call. "I 
wonder what Freddie wants." 

Freddie was on the porch with a bound. "Let's play 
soft ball, Johnny." He had the ball in his hand. 

"Maybe I can't just now," Johnny said, "Mother 
might let me take some hot supper to some strangers." 

"To strangers?" Freddie asked. "How do you know 
they would like it? They are strangers." 

"Yes," said Johnny. "But if I make friends with 
them, then they won't be strangers any more." 

"They won't like it," Freddie said. 

Johnny went back to Mother. 

Mother said, "I have this tasty stew, with potatoes 
and vegetables. Lots of it. Could you carry it to them 
carefully?" 

"Yes, Mother. I'd be very careful." 

JOHNNY WASHED his face and hands 
real well and combed his hair. He saw that his blue 
shirt was clean. 

Mother said, "It was lucky that I made two apple 
pies, so one can be for the strangers. But first go and 
ask the lady if she'd like the food. Tell her that you 
would like to bring it to them." 

Johnny ran down the street, to the house on Robin 



JOHNNY MAKES 
NEW FRIENDS 



By Roy Bernard Jussel 



Avenue. He talked to the nice lady. Her name was 
Mrs. Benson. Then Johnny hopped along home. 

Freddie was playing catch by himself. He said, "I 
saw that you did not take over the hot supper, Johnny. 
So you see I was right. You let strangers stay 
strangers. Now we can play catch." 

But Johnny only went indoors to Mother. He told 
her what Mrs. Benson had said. 

Mother poured the beef stew into a shiny kettle and 
covered it neatly with wax paper. She put wax paper 
over the delicious pie, too. Then she put the pie into 
a big brown bag, and the stew into another brown 
bag. Both bags had a handle. 

Mother said, "Now be very careful, Johnny. Don't 
walk so fast that you might spoil everything." 

"Yes, Mother," Johnny promised, taking a bag in 
each hand. Mother opened the door. 

Freddie saw Johnny and said, "I know that you 
will drop them or spill them." 

Johnny did not answer but walked on slowly. 

Soon Johnny stood on the porch at 775 Robin Ave- 
nue. He pressed the button and heard the door chime 
play a tune. Mrs. Benson opened the door and smiled. 

"Be sure to thank your fine mother, Johnny. I'll go 
and thank her myself when I'm not so busy, And 
thank you, too, Johnny." 

He said, "Mrs. Benson, maybe you should look and 
see if I spilled anything." 

Johnny opened the bags so that Mrs. Benson could 
look. 

She said, "Nothing spilled at all." Then she called 
her four children and they came. She said, "This is 
your new friend, Johnny. He wants strangers to be- 
come good friends." 

"Yes," the children said, and smiled. 

"I hope that all of you will come to my church this 
Sunday." He told them the name of the church and 
then started home. 

On Sunday morning Johnny sat in Sunday School. 
When he looked around he saw the four Benson chil- 
dren there. He was happy that he had made friends 
of strangers and brought them into his church. Of 
course, maybe Mother had helped the most to bring 
them. 



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GOD *«■ EDUCATION 

By Ray H. Hughes, President of Lee College 



s^) DUCATION IS preparation 
f for life. There is no true ed- 
C^* ucation outside of Christian 
education. This is the reason it is 
so important that God be consid- 
ered in all of our learning. For 
the Wiseman Solomon said, "In all 
of thy getting, get understanding." 
As man acquires knowledge, he 
must with this knowledge have an 
understanding of God in order to 
be a balanced individual. 

The educational system of our 
country was founded upon the 
principles of Christianity. In fact, 
one hundred and three out of the 
first one hundred and six Ameri- 
can colleges were founded on Chris- 
tian principles. But today, on the 
great campuses of America, Bible 
truths are in a constant battle for 
survival. Sixteen out of seventeen 
top American educators have no 
interest in God. This is a far cry 
from the attitude of educators in 
colonial times. 

In those early days of America, 
higher education found its incen- 
tive and inspiration in the Chris- 
tian revelation of God. Today that 
revelation has been darkened and 
educators have drifted from the 
originial intent of education in 
America. One of the leading ed- 
ucators, Dr. Ellwood P. Cubberly, 
calls attention to the fact that "The 
most prominent characteristic of 
all the early colonial schooling was 
the predominance of the religious 
purpose in instruction." One 



learned to read chiefly to read the 
Bible and to know the will of the 
heavenly Father. There was scarce- 
ly any other purpose in the main- 
tenance of elementary schools. 

In the days of our forefathers, 
religion was the heart of the school 
curriculum. In fact, in 1647 a law 
was passed that was called, "The 
old deluder Satan Law." The pur- 
pose of this law was to teach chil- 
dren to read that they might over- 
come evil through the study and 
application of the Scriptures. The 
early settlers of America valued 
school most because it taught their 
children to read the Bible. 

The "hornbook" or "battledore," 
the first instrument put in the 
hands of early American children 
for study, was a small wooden pad- 
dle-shaped implement. This first 
book contained the alphabet, nu- 
merals, the Lord's Prayer and oth- 
er reading matter. Following this 
hornbook was the New England 
Primer of which 97 per cent was 
Bible. In this New England Primer 
the rhymed alphabet began, "In 
Adams fall, we sinned all." In this 
book was an outline of Puritan 
theology including the shorter cat- 
echism and John Cotton's, "Spirit- 
ual Milk for Babes." Following this 
Primer, the Book of Psalms, then 
the New Testament and the Bible 
as a whole were introduced into 
the early curriculum. 

But today, the Bible is barred 
from many of our public schools 
simply because we have listened to 
atheistic individuals and yielded to 
pressure from godless men and 
women who would rise up against 
the truths of God. Now we have 
come to the place that there are 
only twelve states left out of the 
fifty states in the United States of 
America, that require Bible read- 
ing in the public schools. In twenty- 
five states, the reading of the Bible 
is permitted; but in eight, it is 



totally prohibited. We are progres- 
sively losing our grip on God. This 
is the reason that secular educa- 
tion, separate and apart from the 
Bible, cannot produce a happy 
generation. One who has no grip 
on God lives a narrow life of 
drudgery. If man would live a life 
of happiness and peace, he must 
lift his sights above this perishable 
earth and raise his interest to 
things eternal. 

Woodrow Wilson, one of the great 
presidents of the United States, 
made the statement, "There are a 
great many problems before the 
American people. I would be afraid 
to go forward if I did not believe 
there lay at the foundation of our 
schooling and all our thought the 
incomparable and unimpeachable 
Word of God." If Woodrow Wilson 
were living today, I wonder what 
his feeling would be concerning the 
future of America in the light of 
the attitude of modern educators. 
The teachers of the early schools 
were required to belong to the 
church and to be pious individuals. 
But today, numerous teachers scorn 
the thought of God undermining 
the foundation of young souls. 
God's Word said, "If the founda- 
tions be destroyed, what will the 
righteous do?" 

Education that breeds a resent- 
ment against God and the princi- 
ples of Christianity is one of the 
most devastating things that could 
happen to our country. Because it is 
our faith and confidence in God 
that has made our country great. 
The Bible says, "In all thy ways 
acknowledge him, and he shall di- 
rect thy paths." If we fail to ac- 
knowledge God in our educational 
system, then we are facing trag- 
edy. In fact, my friend, I do not 
wish to spread any more gloom on 
the dark horizon of our times, but 
unless we correct and change our 
ways, we are headed for disaster. 



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The Word of God warns us in 
Deuteronomy chapter 8, "Beware 
that thou forget not the Lord thy 
God . . . And it shall be, if thou do 
at all forget the Lord thy God, and 
walk after other gods, and serve 
them, and worship them, I testify 
against you this day that ye shall 
surely perish." Education that 
does not include God is a menace 
to society and enslaves man. Only 
the truth can set men free. Jesus 
said in John 8:32, "And ye shall 
know the truth, and the truth shall 
make you free." No man can 
teach the full truth without teach- 
ing God. The Bible is the basis for 
all truth. 

NOT LONG ago at a 
meeting in Miami, Florida, I sat in 
a seminar on Communism. The 
leader of this group said that there 
were at least thirty Communist 
front groups carrying on activities 
unrestrained on American cam- 
puses. No wonder J. Edgar Hoover 
recently made the statement, 
"Communism is having a field day 
in the United States of America." 
American education is in a di- 
lemma. The very foundation upon 
which our educational system was 
built has been eaten away by the 
termites of atheism, liberalism and 
Communism. 

Recently, some of the godless 
parents, knowing that the Bible 
had been outlawed from the schools 
in many states, objected to a 
prayer that had been adopted by 
the New York State Board of 
Regents. This board had prepared 
a simple prayer for the students to 
pray in which God was recognized. 




These parents contested on the 
premise that it was unconstitution- 
al for this prayer to be prayed in 
a public classroom. It was only a 
simple prayer. These are the words: 
Almighty God, we acknowl- 
edge our dependence upon thee. 
And we beg thy blessings upon 
us, our parents, our teachers 
and our country. 
When this matter was taken to 
the Supreme Court, it was ruled 
that the prayer trespassed against 
constitutional guarantees of re- 
ligious freedom. The very things 
that have maintained and kept 
freedom for our country are now 
endangered by a minority group 
who is using our privilege of free- 
dom to tear down the principles 
of freedom. 

One commentator said, "Some 
parents regard this simple prayer 
to be a violation of the United 
States Constitution, which nowhere 
forbids prayer or the use of prayer 
in public schools. R. B. Norman, 
President of the National Asso- 
ciation of Secondary School Prin- 
cipals, has similarly stated, "Our 
nation's founders never intended 
that the constitution which they 
helped frame would be used as a 
lever to remove the Bible and its 
moral teachings from the public 
schools." A local newspaper editor 
writes, "And how about that clause 
in the constitution which guar- 
antees the free exercise of religion. 
Maybe we need a counter offensive 
against all those who from what- 
ever motive seek to undermine the 
exercise of religion and to educate 
judges who cannot see the woods 
of basic principle for the tree of 
pettifogging legalism." 

This attitude of godlessness 
among parents and teachers is the 
reason for the delinquency of our 
time. Can we expect that our 
homes and schools will produce a 
balanced moral and spiritual gen- 
eration under such godless leader- 
ship? In the early American 
schools, the teachers were deeply 
interested in the moral and spirit- 
ual life of the children. But in so 
many cases today, teachers are in- 
terested in teaching lessons and 
not pupils. Imparting knowledge 
but failing to bring their pupils to 
the knowledge of the truth. Dr. A. 




A. Hodge of Princeton has said, "I 
am as sure as I am of the fact of 
Christ's reign, that a comprehen- 
sive and centralized system of na- 
tional education, separated from 
religion as is now commonly pur- 
posed, will prove the most appalling 
enginery for the propagation of an- 
ti-Christian and atheistic beliefs 
this sin-rent world has ever seen." 
Then another statement which 
comes from Dr. Hodge is very sig- 
nificant, "It is capable of exact 
demonstration that if the party in 
the state has the right of excluding 
from the public schools whatever 
he does not believe to be true, then 
he that believes least must give way 
to him that believes absolutely 
nothing." 

No matter how small a minority 
the atheists or agnostics may be, 
it is self-evident that if it is con- 
sistently and presistently carried 
out, in all parts of the country, the 
United States system of national 
popular education will be the most 
deficient and wide instrument for 
the propagation of atheism which 
the world has ever seen. For Pat- 
rick Henry once said, "It is im- 
possible that a nation of infidels or 
idolators would be a nation of free 
men. It is when people forget God 
that tyrants forge their chains." 
But does the constitution of the 
United States forbid the teaching 
of religion in our public school? 
Let us notice the first amendment 
to the Federal Constitution which 
reads in part as follows: 

Congress shall make no law 

respecting an establishment of 

religion or prohibiting the free 

exercise thereof. 

(Continued on page 24) 

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into 



you 



BIBLE READING 



By Grace V. Watkins 




JS YOUR BIBLE-READING time an adventure? 
Is it the "best time of the whole day"? Does 
it give you refreshment and inspiration, mak- 
ing you feel as though Jesus is beside you, and you 
could turn your face to Him and talk over any prob- 
lem with Him? 

Or, sometimes (maybe even often), does one of the 
following statements fit you: "My Bible-reading time 
seemed like just another duty today"; "Well, I've got- 
ten that done, but can't say I feel inspired"; "I can 
hardly remember what I've just read." 

If you have Bible-reading troubles, it helps to re- 
member that most fellows and girls have, at one time 
or another. But, as most varieties of trouble, if you 
stand off a little way and look at yourself objectively 
to discover why you have troubles, you can soon 
change things for the better. 

Why not start off by turning those binoculars on 
yourself and discovering whether your approach to 
Bible reading is one of the difficulties? What's your 
attitude toward your Bible reading? Do you tell your- 
self, with a sigh: "Guess Bible reading comes next. 
I've got to get it done," or "I am so tired, but I want 
to read the Bible before I get in bed," or "I'm trying 
to win an award for reading the Bible every day, so 
here goes." 

If one of these describes your prelude to Bible read- 
ing, why not try this approach: "How wonderful it is 
to have a Bible and reading it is holy fellowship with 
Christ! This time I may find a verse that will be a 
shining light for my future." 

You see? The emotional "set" makes a difference. 
If you feel that Bible reading's a chore, it will be. If 
you feel that it's wonderful, an act of worship, then it 
will bless you. 

Take another look now through those binoculars and 
notice the question, in bright pink letters, "When 
should I do my Bible reading?" 

"Does that matter?" you ask in surprise. 

Indeed it does! Who is going to get more out of 
Bible-reading time — Dan, who reads just before tum- 
bling into bed after a day of five classes, two hours 
work at the drugstore, and an evening of studying? 
or Margie, who reads her Bible first thing in the 
morning, as fresh as a newly opened violet? 

Yes, you might have to get up a little earlier! But 
isn't it worth it, to find that soul-lifting experience of 
the morning watch? If you've been at youth camp, re- 
member how you were stirred by the morning watch 
time, when the beauties of nature were all about 
you and companionship with God was a vivid, un- 
forgettable reality! Why not recapture that same ex- 
perience by yourself each morning? 

You CAN'T BE in a place as lovely as that 
island, or wood, or shore you had for company at 
camp — true. But perhaps, you can find a quiet spot 
in the yard, if the weather permits — by a tree or 
hedge or near a flower garden, or beside a vine. If 

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J ER R V MOORE 





Subject matter taken from 
the Holy Scriptures has been 
the preoccupation of artists 
for many centuries. The me- 
ticulously rendered drawings 
reproduced here were exe- 
cuted by a seventeen-year- 
old artist from Hampton, 
Virginia. His name is Jerry 
Moore and is a member of 
the Rev. Norman H. Roope's 
church in Tabbs, Virginia. 








H 




THE- 

ABSURD 
ISSUE 

By Lon Woodrum 



ONE ECHO FROM the Pres- 
idential election the last 
campaign, belated as it may 
seem, still remains in my mind. It 
is due to an editorial which ap- 
peared in the London Daily Tele- 
graph at the time when the word 
prestige was being bounced about 
vigorously by both parties. 

Among other things the editorial 
said, "The truth is, of course, that 
prestige abroad is an absurd issue 
on which to fight an election at 
home. It is tantamount to giving 
foreigners the right to choose the 
next President." 

The article may have reminded 
some United States citizens of the 
British journalist who earlier was 
visiting the States, and who, when, 
during an interview by a reporter, 
the same subject of American pres- 
tige abroad came up, commented 
upon the matter. 

The Englishman said in effect 
that the Americans were too sens- 
itive about their standing abroad. 
He pointed out that the British 



had been disliked by many people 
for centuries, but he added, "Amer- 
icans resent people disliking them, 
but the Britishers rather like being 
loathed!" (How many people in 
Britain would agree with their 
journalist, we do not know!) 

Once, during the time when the 
candidates were tossing the word 
prestige about with no small gus- 
to, we decided to check it in the 
dictionary. This is what we found: 
"Power to command admiration; 
ascendancy from general admira- 
tion to esteem; commanding po- 
sition in men's minds." 

Perhaps the world is more pres- 
tige-minded today than at any 
other time in history. This may be 
especially true of the people in the 
United States. We may have de- 
veloped something of an anxiety 
complex over what the rest of the 
world thinks of us. At times we 
appear to be more interested in in- 
fluencing people than in making 
friends! Granted that it is an 
American trait to want people to 



like them; still, getting folk on our 
side doesn't necessarily prove any- 
thing in favor of our character. 
Russia seems to have any number 
of people on her side. But a na- 
tion's prestige may be high abroad 
and her character at a distinct low 
at home. 

The fact remains that it is char- 
acter that counts, however much 
it may be minimized by men in 
high places. A maker of proverbs 
said long ago, "Righteousness 
exalts a nation: but sin is a re- 
proach to any people." The man 
who said that belonged to a na- 
tion that at times was low in pres- 
tige; in fact, it was more often 
downgraded than honored. Yet, at 
its heart, despite its many failures 
and blunders, it usually held some- 
thing more valuable than popular- 
ity — a deep sense of spiritual val- 
ues, a strong loyalty to justice, a 
respect for goodness, and a real 
faith in God. 

When did righteousness ever 
have abiding prestige in the camp 



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of evil? How can a decent, moral 
nation have "power to command 
admiration" from governments 
that are corrupt, despotic and with- 
out truth? 

An incorruptible officer of a just 
law could not expect to hold "as- 
cendancy from general admiration 
or esteem" when he was surround- 
ed by cutthroat hoodlums. Iniquity 
never did show any tendency to 
honor goodness. 

If men are to plant their pen- 
nants on the side of God, they 
must be more interested in the 
principles of right and justice than 
in prestige abroad. 

THE ULTIMATE trag- 
edy for a. nation, of course, is for 
her to lose not only her prestige 
abroad, but her character at home 
as well. This happened to a coun- 
try called Judah long ago. She lost 
the support of her allies and in- 
curred the wrath of giant Bab- 
ylon. Worse, she decided to face 
her crises without God. The iron- 
breasted legions of Nebuchadnez- 
zar rumbled over the Arabian 
desert, crossed the Jordan River, 
and laid their battering-rams 
against the gates of Jerusalem. The 
mighty gates gave way at last and 
the grasshopper-like hordes of Bab- 
ylon poured through the breaches. 
They outraged the women, slew old 
men and children; they took thou- 
sands of hapless Judeans back to 
Babylon as captives. 

With the smell of death yet in 
his nostrils, Judah's prophet re- 
leased his sorrow in an agonizing 
poem. "How doth the city sit sol- 
itary, that was full of people! how 
is she become as a widow! she that 
was great among the nations, and 
princess among the provinces, how 
is she become tributary! She weep- 
eth sore in the night, and her tears 
are on her cheeks: among all her 
lovers she hath none to comfort 
her: all her friends have dealt 
treacherously with her, they have 
become her enemies!" 

The prophet-poet rushes on in a 
Niagara of woe, giving vent to his 
tormented spirit. But there's some- 
thing odd about his poem, Lamen- 
tations. It does not charge the pa- 
gan Babylonians with guilt so much 
as it lays the blame for Judah's 



fall at her own gates. The hint is 
there that God would have 
marched to Judah's relief had Ju- 
dah asked for help from God. But 
Judah had decided to fight her 
battle without Him. 

Lamentations is about as dread- 
ful a report as one may find in 
history. "Our inheritance is turned 
to strangers, our houses to aliens. 
We are orphans and fatherless, our 
mothers are widows . . . Our skin 
is black like an oven because of the 
terrible famine . . . They ravished 
the women in Zion, and the maids 
in the cities of Judah, Princes are 
hanged up by their hands . . . 
children fall under the wood. The 
elders have ceased from the gate, 
the young men from their mu- 
sic. . . ." 

Confronted by such a scene, how 
ironic do the opening words of the 
poem appear to us — "she that was 
great among the nations! Ju- 
dah had had prestige. Had she kept 
faith with God, despite a loss of 
prestige, she could have kept her 
honor. But because of her loss of 
integrity and character, history 
could only report that her fate was 
deserved. 

Americans are not only con- 
cerned with prestige abroad, but 
nationally. Could we not justly 
charge countless individuals in this 
country of seeking prestige — of de- 
siring "ascendancy from general 
admiration or esteem"? Outdoing 
the Joneses is almost a way of life 
with us. Jockeying for positions of 
power uses up much of our time 
and energy. 

And considering the church, one 
often wonders if all our effort to- 
ward ecumenicity is toward unity 
of the Christian spirit, or toward 
a vast organic union that will com- 
mand prestige. We may well be 
troubled in mind by Arnold Toyn- 
bee's prediction that an ecumeni- 
cal welfare state might be the thing 
that will replace a discarded Chris- 
tianity ! 

We HAVE but to scan 
history to see on whom prestige fi- 
nally falls. It is time that tells at 
last what nation, or individual 
"commands position in men's 
minds." 

Take the case of a rabbi who 
traded a place of power for "a 



conscience void of offence toward 
God, and toward men." How foolish 
would the word prestige have 
seemed had it been applied to that 
man in his day! The Greeks 
thought he was insane; his own 
people called him a heretic. Rome 
saw him as a traitor. He was 
mobbed, jailed, starved, beaten. 
Many of his Christian brethren 
looked askance at him. We don't 
know for certain where he died, 
or how. But one can scarcely walk 
down the street without bumping 
into a Paul, or listen to a sermon 
without hearing one of the testi- 
monies that burst from his pen as 
from a rocket. Standing two thou- 
sand years away from the great 
Apostle, we can see his prestige — 
his "power to command admira- 
tion." 

Backtrack from Paul to the Man 
on the cross. A cross was a gang- 
ster's death-beam. Surely the cross 
was a poor place to look for a per- 
son of prestige — with the howling 
mob hurling its curses at the blood- 
smeared victim, and His disciples 
in hiding! But that Man on the 
cross was not depending on men's 
opinions of Him. He was heaven's 
Man, stubbornly keeping step with 
God's will. Men voted for His execu- 
tion; but God followed the vote 
with a Resurrection! 

The editorial in the London 
Daily Telegraph uttered a strong 
truth. "Prestige abroad is an ab- 
surd issue on which to fight an 
election at home." It's rather a 
foolish word at any time unless we 
expect to "command admiration" 
by the principles of righteousness. 
"Commanding position in men's 
minds" is not enough; we need a 
proper position in the mind of God. 

This leads us to mention a par- 
ticular prestige mentioned by Je- 
sus — though it shows up in the 
most unlikely place for a most un- 
likely reason. Angels are confessing 
a man's name in heaven because 
the man confessed a Man's name 
on earth! This is prestige in high 
places, as the result of an act that 
seems rather incapable of giving a 
person "power to command ad- 
miration." 

But then Jesus said, "The things 
that are impossible with men are 
possible with God." 



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PUT GLORY INTO VOUR 
BIBLE READING 

(Continued from page 16) 



these places aren't available to you, dedicate a cor- 
ner of your room, or a special chair in the living 
room, maybe by a window. Any place that's dedicated 
will do. 

"Shall I read a whole chapter?" you ask. "And how 
long should I read?" Nobody can give you the an- 
swers to these questions. Over and over again our 
Lord talked about the foolishness of having a host of 
rules and regulations for every phase of life. The at- 
titude of the heart is what counts. If you read three 
verses and find deep spiritual renewal that's better 
than reading three chapters with only 10 per cent 
of your mind really functioning. 

"Shall I just read the section straight through?" is 
another question you may ask. Many fellows and girls 
pause often during their reading — to meditate on a 
verse, to ask God's help that the message may be 
deeply meaningful, to memorize a verse that will be 
repeated during the day, to mark a passage. 

Be leisurely in your reading. A reader who flops 
into a chair, yanks the Bible open and dives into read- 
ing isn't likely to accomplish much more than just 
"getting it over with." If you close your eyes and say 
a prayer for guidance before you begin to read, Bible- 
reading time will be more holy and inspiring. 

"Should I just open my Bible and read any place?" 
you wonder. Planned reading is more helpful. A true- 
star choice will include the four Gospels especially, 
along with Acts and the Epistles. In the Old Testa- 
ment you'll thrill to the b«auty, dignity, and faith of 
books like Isaiah, Job, and Psalms. And what rich 
suggestions for the happy, well-integrated life are 
found in Proverbs. 

It's also enriching to avail yourself of devotional 
booklets from your publishing house, including some 
material designed for teen-agers. Background study 
of the particular book you're reading helps also. How 
much can you find out about the author, the times 
in which the book was written, etc.? Ask your Sunday 
School teacher, the pastor and your youth counselor 
for suggestions. If your town has a Christian book- 
store, browse through it and see what's available, or 
ask someone to help you. 

If you often find that it's hard to keep your mind 
on what you're reading, it could be that you need 
glasses. It could also be that you need a different 
Bible, one with larger print, better quality paper, and 
one that stays open without your gripping it as though 
you were prying open a stubborn box. 

Bibles vary greatly in price. But by planning ahead, 
saving your allowance or working a few hours a week 
on the side, you can soon have money enough to pur- 



chase a beautiful Bible. Choose carefully and be sure 
that the one you purchase has all the characteristics 
you want. Then you will enjoy your Bible and be 
proud to show it to your friends. 

Do you belong to a Bible-reading club? This is a 
great experience. There's an almost unlimited oppor- 
tunity for variety in meetings and for reading aloud. 
Reading aloud not only makes many passages more 
meaningful and lovely; but it gives you training in 
using your own voice, gives you confidence in reading 
before others. After such a club is well started, you 
can enjoy bringing unchurched fellows and girls to 
the meetings. What an opportunity for witnessing! 

Have you ever heard a Scripture-reading choir in 
action? If your school or town has someone who could 
direct this sort of choir, what are you waiting for? 
It's a fine Christian activity. It provides wonderful 
times with other Christian fellows and girls, and it's 
witnessing at its highest. 

A choir of this sort that becomes A-plus may be 
invited to give programs at civic events, or even at 
state meetings of various kinds. 

"Why," you exclaim, "Bible-reading troubles are 
mostly negligence on the part of the individual." 

You're so right! What are you doing about your 
Bible-reading time? 



AND BE AT PEACE 

(Continued from page 12) 

peace and joy and no regrets." 

Confucius once said there are three marks of a 
superior man: "being virtuous, he is free from anx- 
iety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being 
brave, he is free from fear." 

The qualities of virtue, wisdom, and bravery will, 
no doubt, aid us in our quest for peace of mind. And 
strength through prayer should never be overlooked. 
F. Martin Bates had this to say in his poem: 

"When worn by toils of busy days, 

Christ found it always good to pray. 
In solitude He sought a place 

To talk with God and seek His grace. 
So when I'm weary, worn and weak, 

Continually His face I'll seek! 
In secret prayer, O blest retreat, 

We need not ever know defeat. 
New strength for tasks both great and small, 

Is promised those who on Him call 
So when I'm weary, worn or weak 
Continually His face I'll seek. 
"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give 
thee the desires of thine heart. 

"Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; 
and he shall bring it to pass. 

"Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: 
for the end of that man is peace" (Psalm 37:4, 5, 37). 



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WHAT MEN LIVE BY 

(Continued from page 5) 

"We can talk on the way, girl; 
I have plans for tonight, come, 
time's a wasting. We'll be late for 
Bill's shindig." 

"Listen to me, please, Dave," Joan 
cut in, "I've been thinking a lot, 
about us and I just don't see how 
we can continue to — to date." 

A shiver went through her. Why 
had she even for a minute weak- 
ened her testimony for Christ? 

"You're loco, plumb loco, Joan, 
are you or are you not my girl?" 
Dave asked shifting from one foot 
to another impatiently, his eyes 
dark with anger. 

"I'm serious," said Joan, "It's 
. . . well, it's what we live by. It 
isn't that I don't like you, but we 
have such different values of what 
life means. If you were a Chris- 
tian. . . ." 

She was trembling; how did she 
ever get herself in such a mess. 

"I told you before I'm off that 
religious stuff if that is what you 
are getting at," Dave hissed 
through his teeth, "Are you coming 
with me or aren't you?" 

"I can't go with you," Joan whis- 
pered. 

"Okay, I'm not going to ruin my 
evening arguing with you." With 
that Dave hurried out to his sports 
car and roared down the street 
much too fast. 

Joan saw that the sky was a 
deep blue and the evening star was 
bright, the storm had blown away 
as she hurried along to church. 

She was late, the young people's 
meeting had already started, so 
she sat down quickly in the back of 
the church. 

Bob and Art were in front, sit- 
ting on the platform. She didn't 
think they saw her though. Art was 
handsome, even tempered, and a 
clean cut young Christian. 

Joan was proud of her friendship 
with him. She felt happy, happier 
than she had since Art went away 
to college a year ago. 

Their friendship was good, she 
knew that, and what ever came 
from it would be right. 

She knew the Lord could bless 
them, for they both were Chris- 
tians living by God's Word. 




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By Floyd D. Carey, Jr., Youth Director 



JUNE — "Refuse to Retreat" 
JULY — "Maintain Active Feet" 

WHO WAS IT that wrote, 
"There's nothing wrong with sum- 
mer that a little less heat, a little 
more lemonade, a little less hu- 
midity, and a little more swimming, 
a little less work, and a little more 
homemade ice cream wouldn't cor- 
rect?" Who ever it was overlooked 
one major fact — the summer 
months compose a large part of a 
person's life which can either be 
lived or lazily endured. Why follow 
the example of animals who escape 
the discomforts of changing sea- 
sons by hibernating. "Defeat the 
heat." Make the summer months 
a real treat and a time of stepped- 
up Christian service. 

In church work the summer 
months impose a slump, in Sunday 
School attendance and in church 
activities. The rebuff for this slump 
is that people are going on vaca- 



AUGUST — "Promote an Unusual 
Feat" 

tion. This is true, but it is also true 
that in part the slump is due to a 
"let-up" in planning and in pro- 
motion. Paul says, "Be instant in 
season, and out of season." Chris- 
tian service should not be halted or 
reduced by seasonal changes or 
conditions. Our obligations are the 
same: 

Count your obligations, 
Name them one by one, 
And it will surprise you 
What the Lord wants done ! 
The summer slump is wild and it 
appears that it cannot be tamed. 
However, in Louisiana we are spon- 
soring a program to "saddle" the 
slump and ride to a Sunday School 
attendance increase during the 
summer months. Our churches have 
united in a drive to "Bump the 
Slump," "Defeat the Heat," and 
"Prove Christian Loyalty" during 



the hot, sultry days of the sum- 
mer months. 

Trophies and beautiful streamer 
ribbons will be awarded to church- 
es each month who "Defeat the 
Heat" and have an increase in Sun- 
day School attendance or Sunday 
School offering. Two aims are fore- 
most in the award system — love 
and loyalty. Love for the Sunday 
School by attending, loyalty to the 
Sunday School by giving. 

This intensified attendance pro- 
motional program will include the 
months of June, July and August. 
The publicity promotion includes 
posters for each church and each 
Sunday School class, pins with a 
"Defeat the Heat" inscription for 
each Sunday School scholar, a full 
page in the State paper each month 
and many other striking eye- 
catchers to help remind church 
members to "Defeat the Heat" and 
to make the summer months a pe- 
riod of progress and not retreat. 

Has the summer heat got you? If 
so, I invite you to do three things: 
Refuse to Retreat — Purpose to 
make the summer months profit- 
able, personally and for the church. 
Maintain Active Feet — Go places 
and do things, personally and for 
the church. Promote an Unusual 
Feat — Set your sights on something 
that needs to be done, personally 
and for the church. You'll be sur- 
prised, how the slump can be 
bumped. 



BEAUFORT V. P. E. CONTEST 



COUPON QUEEN, 
JASPER. FLORIDA 



The Y.P.E. of the Beaufort 
Church of God has recently closed 
a contest with wondrous results. 
The contest was based on a point 
system, one point for each attend- 
ant, one point for each dollar 
raised. There were three group cap- 
tains, Junior, Youth and Adult. The 
group captain with the highest 
number of points at the close of 
the contest was to receive a new 
suit for Easter. 

The results of the contest were 
as follows: Jack Easier, Junior 
Group Captain, with 601 points. 
Luther Walton, Youth Group Cap- 
tain, with 621 points. Wayne Easier, 
Adult Group Captain, with 635 
points. 



Since the contest ended with rec- 
ord breaking and almost tying re- 
sults, our pastor, the Rev. Charles 
Anderson told the people that we 
only needed forty-eight ppints to 
bring the two group captains with 
the low numbers to tie the highest 
number. If this was done all three 
group captains would receive a new 
suit for Easter. The people imme- 
diately responded and gave an of- 
fering that was over $48.00. This 
tied each group captain with 635 
points each. Each captain wore a 
new suit for Easter. 

The total attendance for the 
quarter was 861. The total amount 
of money raised during the con- 
test was $1,240.91. — Reporter 




The Coupon Queen of the Jasper 
District is Miss Gwendolyn Deas of 
the West Lake Church of God. She 
collected a total of 5,726 coupons. 
She will attend the Church of God 
Youth Camp at Wimauma, Florida, 
with all expenses paid. 



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Camp Meeting was one of 
the most interesting parts of the 
camp meeting. A large forty-one- 
voice youth choir from the Lake 
Wire Church in Lakeland, directed 
by George Harley, won the award in 
the vocal category. Rev. W. C. Byrd, 
pastor of the church, was literally 
beaming with joy over the out- 
standing performance of his young 
people. 

In the night service on Youth 
Day, Rev. Phil Roberts, State Sun- 
day School and Youth Director, led 
the youth of Florida in a most 
inspiring and uplifting "Music- 
rama." The theme of the service 
was "Giving Christ 'First Place' in 
Our Hearts." For the second year 
in a row, Reginal Daniels af Pana- 
ma City became Florida's Bible 
Quiz Champion. Harney Reynolds 
of Bartow was the State Coupon 
King, having raised about 30,000 
coupons for the Children's Home. 

Rev. Houston R. Morehead, Over- 
seer of Florida, for the fourth 
straight year did a marvelous job 
of moderating the entire meeting. 
Rev. Charles W. Conn, Bible lectur- 
er, blessed the hearts of a great 
host with his lectures on the "Co- 
rinthian Church." At the outset of 
the meeting Rev. Ray H. Hughes, 
night evangelist, chose "Let it Fall 
on Me" as a theme for the meet- 
ing. Truly the meeting was one 
of the most Pentecost centered 
meetings Florida has ever known. 
Messages and the interpretations 
were given and a huge throng of 
people were saved, sanctified, and 
filled with the Holy Ghost. 

The meeting was blessed with 
the presence of such outstanding 
men as Rev. Wade H. Horton, Rev. 
A. M. Phillips, Rev. Earl P. Paulk, 
Rev. L. H. Aultman, Rev. Wallace 
Swilley, Rev. Donald Aultman, Rev. 
H. B. Ramsey, Rev. J. T. Roberts, 
Rev. Lewis J. Willis, Rev. Zeno C. 
Tharp, and a host of others. 




Group captain for the Red side, Beverly Harrison; Y.P.E. President, Mrs. James 
Harrison; Group captain for the Blue side, Brenda Harrison. 

Left to right: Shirley Emery, Franklin Simmons, Martha Gosnell, and Terry Wofford. 



A SUCCESSFUL CONTEST 



The young people of the Glassy 
Mountain Church of God enjoyed 
a wonderful contest during the 
first quarter of 1962. Two group 
captains were chosen. The captains 
chose sides; one the Blue, and the 
other the Red. They also chose a 
boy for each side to wear a white 
shirt and a girl for each side to 
wear a white blouse. Each time a 
dollar was raised on the Blue side 



a patch was put on the shirt or 
blouse representing the Blue side. 
The same procedure took place on 
the Red side. The Red side won 
with the most patches. 

Together the sides raised $403.77 
during the quarter. The Lord real- 
ly blessed the young people in their 
efforts to raise money for the 
building program, for which we 
give God all the praise and glory. 



SPRINGFIELD Jacksonville, fla. 
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The Springfield Church of God 
gave a graduation banquet in honor 
of the seniors on Friday night, June 
1, in the Educational Building. 
There were" approximately 40 who 
attended. 

The entertainment committee of 
the Youth Friendship Club dec- 
orated the auditorium with a beau- 
tiful southern night, stars and 
moonlight scene with candle light. 
The menu consisted of delicious 
southern fried chicken and all the 
trimmings. Going along with the 
theme, "Under the Southern Skies," 
the group was entertained and 
served by Mrs. Lora Jumpp, Mrs. 
Pat Purvis, Mrs. Arielle Center, 



Mrs. Eloise Rainey and Mr. Ed 
Hackle, all dressed as southern col- 
ored folk. A special quartet and 
band provided the group with a 
hilarious act consisting of a wash- 
tub, scrubboard, mouth harp, guitar 
and other homemade instruments. 
A special solo, "Graduation Day," 
was sung by Renei Folino. Our pas- 
tor, the Rev. Lindsey F. Pratt, 
served as master of ceremonies 
with the Rev. Bo Peeples as guest 
speaker. After a very inspiring talk, 
the group was dismissed in prayer. 
This event will long be remembered 
in the minds of our students and 
graduating seniors. 

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GOD AND EDUCATION 

(Continued from page 15) 

One of the great achievements of 
America is that it has prevented 
litigation over religion. Unless mod- 
ern learning incorporates the scrip- 
tural revelation and unless this 
revelation is allowed to illuminate 
the students of our century, and 
unless the whole range of knowl- 
edge makes Jesus Christ as its cen- 
ter, our educational system will 
continue to crumble. The God con- 
sciousness of America is fast fad- 
ing on the campuses of our coun- 
try. The godless atheistic groups 
who worship the creature rather 
than the creator have been given 
over to varied and sundry lusts. 

While visiting in 

Daytona Beach, Florida, during 
the Easter holidays, twenty thou- 
sand college students invaded that 
small town. Their philosophy of be- 
haviorism and relativity were put 
into full swing. They did the twist 
all night long, drank beer by the 
barrels and behaved disgracefully. 
This independent rebellious atti- 
tude is bred in many of the class- 
rooms throughout America. Par- 
ents let me warn you that now is 
the time to prepare your family for 
a Christian education. An educa- 
tion that includes God, the Bible 
and Christian principles. For ed- 
ucation without God will damn 
your family. It will only make them 
haughty, lifted up in their own 
pride and filled with their own 
sense of security, which is a false 
security. Let us support the Chris- 
tian colleges throughout the coun- 
try which still endeavor to main- 
tain the original purpose from 
which American schools were 
founded. 

"O God our father, save us from 
the throws of Communism, athe- 
ism and infidelity. Awaken the 
people of our country and cause 
them to be aware of the cold slim- 
my hands of Satan that have 
reached into the heart of our 
school system and are about to 
squeeze the very life from it. O 
God, we recognize Thee this day. 
And out of the humility of our 
hearts we call upon Thee. We 
know that pride goeth before de- 



struction and a haughty spirit be- 
fore a fall. Because men are seek- 
ing to lift themselves up, they are 
failing to recognize You. We know 
O God, if man would be lifted 
from the cragmire and from the 
drags of iniquity, he must look up 
to You. For You are the one that 
has brought us out of the miry 
clay and out of the horrible pit and 
put our feet upon the rock and 
established our goings, now O God, 
continue Thou Thy love with us. 
Let us ever recognize Thee and 
may we be preserved because of 
our recognition. Turn America 
back to God, turn the teachers and 
leaders of our country back to God 
and His principles. Grant this par- 
tition our Father. Amen." 



FIRST WEEK IN TRINIDAD 

(Continued from page 9) 

ent churches for the next three 
nights. During the day, we visited 
many homes, talked personally to 
various kinds of people, leading 
many to the Lord. 

Friday and Saturday of the first 
week were set aside for Workers' 
Training Courses. For these courses, 
the team was divided into two 
groups for the Northern and South- 
ern districts of the Island. In the 
North, the workers met at the 
Montrose New Testament Church 
of God, while in the South, they 
met in the Point-a-Pierre New Tes- 
tament Church of God. Topics dis- 
cussed were: "How to Organize a 
Y.P.E.," "How to Prepare a Y.P.E. 
Program," "How to Prepare a Sun- 
day School Lesson," and "Princi- 
ples of Personal Soul Winning." 

One young man told me how 
much our youth team had in- 
spired him. Another Moslem Indian 
boy said that he had never seen, 
previous to now, young college stu- 
dents witnessing for Christ. Praise 
the Lord! We are sure that our 
efforts and labors here in this Is- 
land will not be in vain. I would 
like to say personally that this in- 
vasion has been a great blessing to 
me and it has helped me to under- 
stand the growing need for the 
gospel, and my duty in spreading 
the living Word. 



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YOUTH REVIVAL IN BARBADOS 

(Continued from page 8) 

poured out His Spirit. River Road 
had a mighty move of God. The 
singing was most inspirational. As 
Don Aultman sang, "When I Meet 
You in Heaven," the power of God 
fell. Brother Aultman preached a 
most heart-stirring message and 
souls were blessed by the power of 
God. 

Monday we gathered for a great 
prayer service and thanked God for 
the souls that were saved in Bar- 
bados. Brother and Sister Smith, 
Brother and Sister Matthews, and 
several native pastors drove us to 
the airport, where we were again 
greeted by many of the friends we 
had made on the island. This was 
one of the greatest compliments 
that could have possibly been given 
to us. How precious to see that 
large group of Christians telling us 
good-by. 

We expressed our love and ap- 
preciation for them. One of the 
older saints of God said, "The next 
time we meet we'll have much more 
time to spend together — eternity." 

As we waved good-by from the 
airplane, in our hearts we thanked 
God for such a wonderful visit with 
our brothers and sisters in Bar- 
bados. 



STATISTICS 

(Continued from page 27) 



Naples, Florida 98 

Bristol, Virginia _. _ 98 

Plant City, Florida _ 98 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina 97 

Haines City, Florida 97 

Chicago (Bridge view), Illinois 96 

Boonville, Mississippi — 96 

Anderson (McDuffie), South Carolina - 96 

Middlesex, North Carolina - 95 

Iowa Park, Texas ._ _ 95 

Fairfield, California - 94 

Patetown, North Carolina 94 

Saint Pauls, North Carolina — — 94 

Fairborn, Ohio . .. 94 

Mlddletown (Rufus), Ohio 94 

Fair Play, South Carolina - 94 

Woodruff, South Carolina 94 

Brockdell, Tennessee ... . 94 

Santa Ana, California 93 

Starke, Florida .. 93 

Kings Mountain, North Carolina 93 

Columbia, South Carolina 93 

Dillon, South Carolina _ 93 

Rock Hill, South Carolina .... 93 

Paris, Texas _. 93 

Mobile (Crichton), Alabama 92 

Bartow, Florida _ 92 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 92 

Okeechobee, Florida 92 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri .... 92 

Gaffney, South Carolina . 92 

Plney Grove, Georgia 91 

Washington, D. C. .... 91 

Randleman, North Carolina 91 



Lawton, Oklahoma _ 91 

Greenville (Woodslde Avenue), South 

Carolina — 91 

Pulaski, Virginia .... 91 

Huntsville (Governor's Drive), Alabama 90 

Odum, Georgia .. .. 90 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 90 

Kenosha, Wisconsin _ 90 

Kimbrel Chapel, Georgia 89 

Ft. Myers, Florida 89 

Ravenna, Kentucky 89 

Washington, North Carolina 89 

Anniston, Alabama _ 88 

Arcadia, Florida ._ _ 88 

Trafford, Alabama .... 88 

Savannah (Derenne Avenue), Georgia .. 88 

Austin, Indiana _ 88 

McLaln, Mississippi .... ... . ... . 88 

Thorn, Mississippi 88 

Zion, Georgia _.. _. 87 

Asheboro, North Carolina ._ 87 

East Belmont, North Carolina .... 87 

East Burlington, North Carolina — . 87 

Burnsville, North Carolina 87 

Gastonia (Ranlo), North Carolina 87 

Skyiine, Alabama _ 86 

Fort Pierce, Florida .... _ _ 86 

Roseland, Ohio ... 86 

Orlando (East), Florida .... 86 

Columbus (27th Street), Georgia _ 85 

Rome (North), Georgia 85 

Detroit (Tabernacle), Michigan _ 85 

Langley, South Carolina . _ 85 

Memphis (Barton Heights), Tennessee _ 85 

Mount Olivet, Georgia 84 

Tarboro, North Carolina .... .... .... 84 

Kingsport (Chestnut Street), Tennessee 84 

Fort Worth (Riverside), Texas 84 

East Gadsden, Alabama 83 

Torrance, California 83 

Cashiers, North Carolina _ _ 83 

Pembroke. North Carolina 83 

West Fayetteville, North Carolina 83 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 83 

Aiken, South Carolina _ 83 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Tennessee .. 83 

Owen's Chapel, Alabama .... _ 82 

Vadalia, Georgia _ 82 

Oak Park, Georgia 82 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida _ 82 

Dwarf, Kentucky .... .... .... 82 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky .. 82 

Brownfield, Texas _ 82 

Marbledale, Tennessee 82 

Prosser, Washington _ 82 

Salisbury, Maryland 81 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 81 

Everett, Pennsylvania . 81 

Chattanooga (Clifton Hills), Tennessee ..81 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 81 

Buhl, Alabama ... . 80 



Zellwood, Florida .... _.. 80 

Mableton, Georgia 80 

Summerville, Georgia ... . 80 

Owings Mills, Maryland 80 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio .... .... .... .... 80 

Dayton, Tennessee 80 

Syiacauga, Alabama — ... . 79 

Eloise, Florida .... 79 

Tulare. California _ 79 

West Hollywood, Florida .... .... 79 

Winchester, Kentucky 79 

Bladenboro, North Carolina 79 

Cramerton, North Carolina _ 79 

West Gastonia, North Carolina ... . 79 

Bluefleld, Virginia 79 

Tylersville, Tennessee — 79 

Hazard, Kentucky .... 78 

Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), Florida .. 78 

Morgantown, Mississippi 78 

Lake City, Florida _ _ 78 

Bat Cave, North Carolina _ 78 

Spencer, North Carolina _ _ 78 

McMinnville, Tennessee _. 78 

Birmingham (North), Alabama 77 

Coaldale, Alabama _ 77 

Tifton, Georgia .... .... .... 77 

Benton, Illinois 77 

Somerset, Kentucky __ 77 

South Gastonia, North Carolina _ 77 

Bellevue, Ohio 77 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 77 

Urbana, Ohio ..... 77 

Hugo, Oklahoma ".... 77 

Seneca, South Carolina 77 

Middle Valley, Tennessee 77 

Townsend, Tennessee 77 

Graham, Texas 77 

Adamsville, Alabama .... 76 

Jacksonville, Alabama _ _ .... 76 

Scottsboro, Alabama 76 

Belle Glade, Florida _ _ 76 

Straight Creek, Alabama 76 

Miami (North), Florida .... 76 

Winder, Georgia _ _ 76 

Tarpon Springs, Florida ... . 76 

Royal Oak, Michigan 76 

Charlotte (Parkwood), North Carolina .. 76 

Morgantown, North Carolina 76 

Pinetops, North Carolina ... . ... . 76 

Baldwin Park, California .... _. 75 

Porterville, California 75 

Buford, Georgia 75 

Chicago (Narragansett), Illinois 75 

Cawood, Kentucky ... 75 

West Liberty, Kentucky .... .... — . .... .... 75 

Hagerstown, Maryland _. 75 

Byrds Chapel, Mississippi 75 

Goodwill, Mississippi . .... .... .... .... 75 

Benson, North Carolina ... . 75 

La Grange, North Carolina .... .... 75 

Wilson, North Carolina _.. 75 



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Average Weekly Attendance, May, 1962 

500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), South 

Carolina ... _ - — 742 

Middletown (Clayton), Ohio 710 

Atlanta (Hemphill Avenue), Georgia _ 505 

Griffin, Georgia ... _ 505 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio _ 500 

400-499 

Wilmington (4th Street), North 

Carolina .... — 497 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio _. ._. _ 471 
Jacksonville (Springfield). Florida _ 470 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee 464 

Kannapolls (Elm Street), North 

Carolina - — 444 

Cincinnati (Central Parkway), Ohio _ 441 
Cleveland (North), Tennessee - 432 

300-399 

West Flint, Michigan — _. 378 

Tampa (Buffalo Avenue), Florida 369 

Anderson (McDuffle Street), South 

Carolina . _ — — -- 368 

Rock Hill, South Carolina .... 364 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida _.. 361 

Falrborn, Ohio _ — 361 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida 361 

Erwln, North Carolina _ 360 

South Gastonia, North Carolina .... _.. 345 

Buford, Georgia _ 331 

Newport News, Virginia .... — 329 

BUtmore, North Carolina 328 

Detroit (Tabernacle), Michigan 327 

Dayton (Oakrldge Drive), Ohio 311 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan _ 310 

Whltwell, Tennessee 310 

Dillon, South Carolina 308 

West Gastonia, North Carolina 307 

Pulaski, Virginia _ 307 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), South 

Carolina _.. _ 302 

Lenoir City, Tennessee — . 302 

200-299 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee ._ 297 

Daisy, Tennessee 297 

Canton (9th and Glbbs), Ohio 296 

Akron (East Market), Ohio .... 294 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida 293 

Lenoir, North Carolina .... 291 

East Lumberton, North Carolina _ 286 

Mllford, Delaware _ _ 285 

Avondale Estates, Georgia — 285 

Columbia, South Carolina .... __ 284 

Austin, Indiana — 281 

South Rocky Mount, North Carolina .. 277 

Jesup, Georgia ... . 273 

Cleveland (South), Tennessee 272 

Alabama City, Alabama .. .... 271 

Savannah (Derenne Avenue), Georgia .. 271 

Pontlac, Michigan 271 

Greenville (Woodslde), South Carolina 269 

West Indianapolis, Indiana . 268 

Nassau (Faith Temple), Bahamas 266 

Fort Mill. South Carolina 263 

East Laurlnburg. North Carolina .... .... 260 

Winchester, Kentucky 258 

Lakeland (West), Florida _. _.. 258 

Marlon, South Carolina 258 

Atlanta (Riverside), Georgia 257 

River Road, Barbados .... 253 

Van Dyke, Michigan _. 253 

Ft. Myers, Florida _ 250 

Greer, South Carolina _.. _ _.. 250 

South Lebanon, Ohio _ ._ _ .... 249 

Rome (North), Georgia _ 247 

Perry, Florida 246 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Tennessee 245 

Goldsboro, North Carolina .... 244 

Radford, Virginia _ 243 

Wyandotte, Michigan _.. 240 

Lancaster, Ohio 239 

Somerset, Kentucky _ _ 238 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 234 

Plant City, Florida _. 234 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio 231 

Washington, D. C 230 

Greenville (Park Place), South Carolina 229 

Salisbury, Maryland 228 

Miami, Florida _ _. 227 

Lawton (Lee Boulevard), Oklahoma ... . 226 

Sanford, North Carolina 223 

Macon (Napier Avenue), Georgia 222 

Brooklyn, Maryland 222 



SUNDAY SCHOOL and 
YOUTH WORK STATISTICS 

By CECIL B. KNIGHT, National Sunday School and Youth Director 



Jacksonville (Lanes Avenue), Florida _ 222 
Chattanooga (Fourth Avenue), 

Tennessee 222 

Ranlo, North Carolina .... .... 221 

Belton. South Carolina 219 

Lake City, South Carolina _ 219 

Wilson, North Carolina 218 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina — 217 

Greenwood (Durst Avenue), South 

Carolina .... — . _. _.. — _ 217 

Rifle Range, Florida 216 

Augusta, Georgia _ — — — 214 

Sumiton, Alabama 213 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 213 

Easton, Maryland — — — 212 

Huntsvllle (Governor's Drive), Alabama 211 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania _ 210 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama .... 206 

East Brlmont, North Carolina 206 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama 205 

McColl, South Carolina _. _.. 204 

Knoxville (Central). Tennessee _ — - _ 204 

Alma, Georgia 203 

Baldwin Park, California 202 

Santa Ana, California 202 

Annlston, Alabama . — . — 200 

Johnson City, Tennessee — 200 

125-199 

Pelzer, South Carolina .... _ 199 

Cramerton, North Carolina _ — — 197 

Lake City, Florida _ 197 

Greenville, Tennessee _ 197 

Naples, Florida 197 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio 196 

Jacksonville (Garden City), Florida ._ 196 

River Rouge, Michigan _ — 195 

Kelso. Washington _. _ _ 195 

Lawrenceville, Georgia — . 194 

Eldorado, Illinois _ 194 

St. Pauls, North Carolina 194 

Chattanooga (East Ridge), Tennessee .. 194 

Gaffney, South Carolina 193 

Paris, Texas 193 

Brunswick (Norwick Street), Georgia _ 192 
Louisville (Faith Temple). Kentucky .... 192 

Lake Worth, Florida . 192 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri .. 191 
Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio .... ._ — 191 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio _ 191 

Somerset, Pennsylvania — 191 

Rossvllle, Georgia — _ — 190 

Mobile (Crlchton), Alabama 189 

Eloise, Florida .... 189 

Valdosta, Georgia _ __ — 188 

Lake Wales, Florida 188 

Charleston (King Street), South 

Carolina _ _._' _.. _ 188 

Houston No. 2, Texas 188 

Arcadia, Florida _. 186 

Dearborn, Michigan 185 

Clearwater, Florida ... ._ _ 185 

Middletown (Oxford), Ohio .... 185 

Okeechobee, Florida .... 185 

Columbus (Belvldere), Ohio 184 

Montlcello, Florida .... _ 184 

Ontario, California _. _. _. 183 

Demorest, Georgia 183 

Honea Path, South Carolina _ 183 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania _ .... 182 

West Danville, Virginia .... 182 

Asheboro, North Carolina _. _ 181 

Orlando (East), Florida _ 180 

Rockingham, NoTth Carolina 180 

Richmond. Indiana — _. 179 

Sanford, Florida .. 179 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama 178 

Bartow, Florida 178 

Calhoun, Georgia 178 

Charlotte (Parkwood), North Carolina .. 178 

Norfolk, Virginia 178 

Dallas, North Carolina _. 177 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 177 

Greenwood, South Carolina _ — 177 

Bristol. Tennessee _ _. 177 

Birmingham (North). Alabama _ 176 

Seneca, South Carolina 176 



St. Louis (Grand Avenue), Missouri _ 175 

Haines City, Florida 175 

Baldwin, Georgia 174 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 174 

Benton, Illinois 174 

Lakedale, North Carolina 173 

Winter Garden, Florida . 173 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania 173 

Walhalla No. 2, South Carolina _ 172 

Mooresville, North Carolina 171 

Sidney, Ohio 171 

Albany (8th Avenue), Georgia 170 

Hope Mills, North Carolina . 170 

Dayton (Hoover), Ohio 170 

Dayton, Tennessee 170 

Rockmart, Georgia 169 

Hester Town, North Carolina 169 

East Burlington, North Carolina .... .— 169 

Woodruff, South Carolina _. .... .... 169 

Parrott, Virginia 169 

Waycross (Brunei Street), Georgia .. 168 

Chicago (Roseland), Illinois _ _ 168 

Tarboro, North Carolina _ _ 168 

La Follette, Tennessee 167 

McMinnville, Tennessee 167 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio ... . .... 166 

Bluefield, Virginia .... .... 166 

Lexington (7th Street), Kentucky 165 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 165 

Thomasvllle, North Carolina 165 

Franklin, Ohio _ 165 

Tifton, Georgia — . - 164 

Lexington, North Carolina _ 164 

Blackshear, Georgia 163 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida _. .._ 163 

Thomaston, Georgia 163 

Chase, Maryland ... 163 

Ferndale, Michigan 163 

Llndale, Georgia _ — _. 162 

Jackson (Bailey), Mississippi 162 

South Boston, Virginia 162 

Asheville, North Carolina _.. ._ _. 161 

Cocoa, Florida _ - — . 161 

Georgetown, South Carolina _ 161 

Clinton, South Carolina — . 160 

Adamsvllle, Alabama ._ _ — 159 

Valdese, North Carolina — 159 

Chester, South Carolina — — 159 

Lancaster, South Carolina — — — 159 

Melbourne, Florida ... . _ — . — — __ 158 

San Pablo. California _ — . 157 

Catawba Heights, North Carolina 157 

Selma, North Carolina — — 157 

Pinsonfork, Kentucky _ 156 

Pomona, California 155 

North Rocky Mount, North Carolina 155 

Greensboro (State Street), North 

Carolina _ — 155 

Hamilton (Ken worth), Ohio 155 

Marietta, Ohio _ 155 

Walhalla No. 1, South Carolina _ __ 155 

Dalton, Georgia 154 

Fitzgerald, Georgia 154 

Wallins, Kentucky 154 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee .... 154 

Willard, Ohio _ 153 

Greenville (Laurens Road), South 

Carolina _. _ 153 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee — 153 

Solway, Tennessee 153 

Homervllle, Georgia .... 152 

Rome (East), Georgia 152 

Cross Mill. North Carolina 152 

Fort Worth (Riverside), Texas 152 

Klngsport (Chestnut Street), Tennessee 151 

Brownfleld, Texas .... _ - 151 

Mt. Olivet, Georgia 150 

Mount Olive, Tennessee - — 150 

Iowa Park, Texas 150 

Oakley, California 149 

Belle Glade. Florida ._ - 149 

Lavonla, Georgia — — - 149 

West Baltimore. Maryland - 149 

Middlesex. North Carolina _.. ~_ 149 

Enterprise, Alabama _ — . 148 

Covington, Louisiana .... — 148 

Gap Hill. South Carolina 148 



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Memphis (Barton Heights), Tennessee 148 

Trafforct, Alabama _ 146 

Shepherds Fold, Louisiana .... .... .... .... 146 

Selica, North Carolina 146 

Charlotte (Hoskins Avenue), North 

Carolina .... ~_ 146 

Miamisburg, Ohio .... 146 

Springhill, Alabama .... 145 

Douglas, Georgia 145 

Chicago (Narragansett), Illinois .... .... 145 

Greenville, Mississippi .... 145 

West Durham, North Carolina .... .... ... . 145 

Wake Forest, North Carolina .._ 145 

Marked Tree, Arkansas .... ... . 144 

Wadesboro, North Carolina .... 144 

Oak Cliff, Texas 144 

Dayton (Richard), Ohio .... .... 143 

Ninety Six, South Carolina 143 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 143 

Hagerstown, Maryland 142 

Roseland, Ohio — . 142 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 142 

Morristown, Tennessee ._. ._. .— 142 

Christiansburg, Virginia ._. — . — . 142 

Talladega, Alabama 141 

Russell Springs, Kentucky .... 141 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana .... .._ .... 141 

Willow Run, Michigan 141 

North East, Pennsylvania ... . 141 

Newport, Tennessee .... .... 141 

Lando, South Carolina 140 

East Gadsden, Alabama 139 

Gainesville, Florida 139 

Savannah (Northside), Georgia 139 

Bernard, Kentucky 139 

Newark, Ohio 139 

Kenosha, Wisconsin 139 

Mobile (Oakdale), Alabama 138 

Mount Vernon, Illinois ... . 138 

Madisonville, Tennessee 138 

Pasco, Washington .... .... .... 138 

Prichard, Alabama .... ... . .... ... . .... .... .... 137 

Mableton, Georgia .... 137 

Boonsboro, Maryland 137 

Bladenboro, North Carolina 137 

Hickory, North Carolina 137 

Maiden, North Carolina 137 

Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia .... .._ 136 

MacClenny, Florida 136 

Chickamauga, Georgia 136 

Dyersburg, Tennessee ... . .... ~ .... 136 

Marietta, Georgia .... ... . .... 135 

Elyria, Ohio „ .... 135 

Greenville (Washington Avenue), 

South Carolina .... 135 

Hemingway, South Carolina 135 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee .... 135 

North Danville, Virginia .... 135 

Decatur, Alabama .... 134 

Pensacola, Florida 134 

China Grove, North Carolina 134 

Riviera Beach, Florida .... 134 

North Ridgeville, Ohio .... .... 134 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida 134 

Chattanooga (Missionary Ridge), 

Tennessee .... .... 134 

Summerville, Georgia 133 

Largo, Florida 133 

Oregonia, Ohio 133 

La France, South Carolina ... . .... ... . 133 

New Orleans (Spain Street), 

Louisiana .... .... 132 

Taft, Florida 132 

Cherry Hill, South Carolina .... 132 

Miami (West), Florida 132 

North Wichita Falls, Texas .... 132 

Mount Dora, Florida .... 132 

Highway, Alabama 131 

Montgomery, Alabama 131 

Royal Oak, Michigan 131 

Shelby, North Carolina .... 131 

Grundy, Virginia 131 

Kimberly, Alabama 130 

Fort Pierce, Florida 130 

Buhl, Alabama ... . 130 

Columbus (Downtown), Georgia 130 

Warner Robins, Georgia 130 

Metter, Georgia 130 

Vanceburg, Kentucky 130 

Findlay, Ohio 130 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio 130 

Humboldt, Tennessee 130 

Sweetwater, Tennessee .... — 130 

Everett, Pennsylvania .... ... . 129 

Newry, South Carolina 129 

Charlottesville, Virginia — . _.. 129 

Sylacauga, Alabama ~ _ 128 

Straight Creek, Alabama 128 

Carrollton, Georgia .... .... .... 128 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina .... .._ 128 

Florence, South Carolina 128 

Middle Valley, Tennessee .... .... 128 

Middlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky 127 

South Henderson, North Carolina 127 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio 127 

Wagoner, Oklahoma ... . 127 

Albertville, Alabama 126 



Manatee, Florida 126 

West Frankfort, Illinois 126 

East Indianapolis, Indiana .... — . — . 126 

Lynch, Kentucky .... — — _. — . 126 

Grand Rapids, Michigan — . .... .— 126 

Biloxi, Mississippi — . — . — — - 126 

Maple Mollow, Tennessee .... — . — .... 126 

Hixson, Tennessee ... . .... .... 126 

Graysville, Tennessee .... — . — . 126 

Erwin, Tennessee .... — ._. 126 

Krafton, Alabama .... .... ... . — .... 125 

Pompano Beach, Florida — — . 125 

Riverdale, Georgia ... . — — . _ 125 

LaFayette, Georgia 125 

West Liberty, Kentucky 125 

High Point, North Carolina .... 125 

Rosman, North Carolina 125 

Washington, North Carolina 125 

Aiken, South Carolina .... .... _. 125 

Clover, South Carolina .... .... _.. ... . ... . 125 

Laurens, South Carolina .... 125 

Knoxville (Oakwood), Tennessee .... 125 

Sparta, Tennessee .... ... . ... . ... . 125 

Roanoke, Virginia .... .... .... .... 125 



NATION'S TOP TEN IN HOME DEPART- 
MENT ATTENDANCE 

Total Monthly Attendance for May 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), South 

Carolina .... 7,185 

Nashville (Meridian Street), 

Tennessee 1,720 

East Gadsden, Alabama 1,282 

East Lumberton, North Carolina 911 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio .... .... .... 850 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), North 

Carolina .... .... .... .... .... .... 718 

Gaffney, South Carolina .... 700 

Atlanta (Hemphill Avenue), Georgia .. 535 

La Belle, Florida 476 

Chase, Maryland ... . ... . ... . 400 



TEN STATES HIGHEST IN HOME 
DEPARTMENTS 

South Carolina ._. 98 

Florida .... 30 

Alabama 29 

Ohio 25 

Arkansas 20 

Michigan .... _. 17 

North Carolina 17 

California ._. ... . 15 

Illinois .... .... .... .... .... .... 15 

Oklahoma .... .... ... . .... _.. ... . .... 15 

Branch Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 57 

New Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 109 

Total Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1961 166 



TEN HIGHEST CHURCHES IN NUMBER 

OF PERSONAL VISITS BY SUNDAY 

SCHOOL WORKERS 

"Souls cost soles." Enlist your Sunday 
School workers in systematic and regular 
visitation. It is the Biblical method and 
it is the best way to reach people for 
Christ and the Sunday School. 

NOTE: Every Sunday School should re- 
port their visits to their State Director. 

East Lumberton, North Carolina ... . 911 

Talladega, Alabama ... . 765 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), North 

Carolina 718 

Perry, Florida 698 

Grand Ridge, Florida 695 

Wilmington, Delaware .... .... 665 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 551 

Lexington, Kentucky 542 

Greenwood (Durst Avenue), South 

Carolina 539 

St. Louis (Grand Avenue), Missouri .. 400 

CORRECTION 

We have been advised that the Knoxville 
Church listed for both a Silver Shield Sun- 
day School and Y.P.E. should have been 
listed as follows: 

Knoxville (Burlington), Tennessee. 



Since June 30, 1961 

Saved - ... 41,087 

Sanctified — -- - ....18,807 

Filled with Holy Ghost _ __ ...14,230 

Added to the Church .... 10,660 

Report of new Y.P.E. 's since 

June 30, 1961 — HO 



Y. P. E. 

Average Weekly Attendance 
May, 1962 



200 and Over 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina .... .... . 

Cincinnati (Central Parkway), Ohio 
Middletown (Clayton), Ohio .... .... . 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee .... — . — . . 
Greenville (Tremont Ave.), South 
Carolina — 



150-199 

Goldsboro, North Carolina — — - 

Stanley, North Carolina — — _ 

Lincolnton, North Carolina — _ 

Rifle Range, Florida — — 

Erwin, Tennessee 

Erwin, North Carolina .— .. 

West Palm Beach (Haverhill), Florida 

Sevierville, Tennessee — _ 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania .... — . — . _ 

South Lebanon, Ohio 

South Rocky Mount, North Carolina .. 



312 
256 
238 
228 
228 

206 



186 
183 
169 
169 
168 
167 
166 
165 
153 
151 
150 



SPIRITUAL RESULTS AMONG OUR 
YOUTH 

May 31, 1962 

Saved 2,519 

Sanctified .... ...1,200 

Filled with Holy Ghost 890 

Added to the Church .... .... _. .... .... 846 



100-149 
West Lumberton, North Carolina — _ 143 
Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio _ 141 

Perry, Florida 139 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee 139 

Orlando (Orange Avenue), Florida .... 134 

Wilmington, Delaware 133 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), North 

Carolina . . — . _ 131 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio .... .... 131 

Jacksonville (Springfield), Florida 130 

East Lumberton, North Carolina 130 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 129 

Daisy, Tennessee 128 

Jacksonville (Garden City), Florida .... 127 

South Mount Zion, Georgia — 124 

Alma, Georgia 122 

West Flint, Michigan 122 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania — . — . — _.. 121 

Cornelius, North Carolina .... — — 120 

River Rouge, Michigan _ 117 

Wilmington (4th Street), North 

Carolina .... ... . — 117 

Hickory, North Carolina — 114 

Dudley Shoals, North Carolina 112 

Tampa (Sulphur Springs), Florida .... 112 

Houston No. 2, Texas 112 

Albertville, Alabama — — — — 110 

Chicago (Roseland), Illinois 110 

Lenoir City, Tennessee — — — 110 

Brooklyn, Maryland 109 

Wyandotte, Michigan 108 

Marion, South Carolina .... .... 108 

Metter, Georgia 106 

Vanceburg, Kentucky .... — — . 106 

Johnson City, Tennessee 106 

Whitwell, Tennessee .... — - 106 

Blackshear, Georgia 105 

Lakeland (West), Florida 105 

Somerset, Pennsylvania — — — — . 105 

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania — — . 105 

Maple Hollow, Tennessee 105 

Lake Worth, Florida .... .... 104 

Poplar, California .... ... . _ — . 104 

Greenville, Mississippi ~ 104 

Greenville, Tennessee — — 104 

Oregonia, Ohio 103 

Lakeland (Lake Wire), Florida 103 

Kelso, Washington 103 

St. Petersburg (North), Florida 103 

Wallins, Kentucky 102 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama — 101 

Clearwater, Florida 101 

San Pablo, California 101 

Van Dyke, Michigan .... — 101 

Mt. Carmel, North Carolina 101 

Ruby, South Carolina 101 

Lake Payne, Alabama — 100 

Baldwin, Georgia 100 

75-99 

Four Oaks, North Carolina 99 

Lumberton (Riverside), North Carolina .. 99 

Thomasville, North Carolina 99 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 98 

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Vouth Wants to Know 

By Avis Swiger 

'I m OU DID NOT ask me any questions this month 
l/l so I will take this opportunity to ask you some. 
^/ I hope you will search diligently in your heart 
for the answers. 

Have you done any personal witnessing during your 
vacation? A vacation means most to the one who 
uses it as a change of labor — not just a cessation of 
all work. During the school year you studied history, 
mathematics, English, and perhaps Spanish or Latin. 
Then your books were closed for the summer, for 
vacation had come. But you could have used a few 
hours each week to witness for the Lord, and thus 
have made good use of your valuable time. Did you? 

If you didn't, don't excuse yourself by saying, "But 
the time is gone, I can't recall it, and there is nothing 
I can do about it now." True, you cannot live those 
weeks over and do better about them, but you can 
redeem the time that you have now. Start now to do 
what you failed to do before. That is the very best that 
you can do. Bemoaning the past only cheats you of 
energy that you need to accomplish things in the 
present. Redeem today. 

If you did witness, you found it such a pleasure that 
I am sure you will want to continue it all the year. 
Introduce more of your friends to this enjoyable work, 
and you will be able to do more and more as your 
forces for good are strengthened. 

What are you doing to fulfill the Great Commission 
of the Lord? Have you witnessed in Jerusalem? If 
so, the way will be opened for you to go into Judaea, 
Samaria and to the uttermost parts of the world. 
Begin now just where you are and God will bless you. 



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Contents 



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Donald B. Gibson 


Duplicate Artists 


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L. K. Twitty 


God Sent Joe to School 


6 


James E. Adams 


Amid the Storms 


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Katherine Bevis 


Ami, Amico, Amigo 


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Grace V. Watkins 


Loyal Friends 


9 


Chester Shuler 


Teen-age Talents 


10 


Dwight Snuffer 


What's Wrong 


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Jean McCord 


Jim's Victory 


12 


LeRoy C. Brown 


Jean's New Friends 


13 


Julia R. Davis 


P.F.C. International 


14 


Donald S. Aultman 


Planning Church Directed 
Recreation 


16 


Bevon J. Smith 


But-ers 


17 


Jonathan West 


Our Saviour Spans Space 


20 


Wallace A. Ely 


Art 


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Variety 


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Sunday School and Youth 

Work Statistics 

Cover 


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By Donald B. Gibson 



1 BELIEVE IN GOD 



J BELIEVE GOD created the universe, and that 
He allows us to live here on the earth to fulfill 
a personal destiny. I believe His plan reflects 
profound wisdom in every detail of its structure. 

I cannot but believe that He, being the omniscient 
Architect knows everything about you and me per- 
sonally, individually, and most intimately. 

The mind of the Almighty is beyond ours; His ways 
are past finding out, unless He wants us to know. 
It is by His Spirit that He leads him whose life is 
wholly committed to the idea that everybody is here 
for a purpose. 

Some never come to believe in this concept of des- 
tiny. Others know it and further know that it is left 
up to them to decide which way they will go but they 
never embrace it. But there are those who live by this 
higher persuasion. It's their guiding star, and they 
will die by it. 

I believe that a life without God is basically void 
and that a person who knows not God suffers from 
a terrible spiritual hunger. It seems that all the ten- 
sion, strife, unrest and war that exist in the world 
are but sordid symptoms of this inner illness. 

I believe that the only remedy for our predicament 
is provided by the work of God at Calvary. The pur- 
suit of pleasure, the worldly dissipation of care, and 
the tranquillizing of the nerve will always be out- 
lived by the underlying sorrow. It is a disease too 
deeply rooted and too resistant to be cured by any 
other than Christ. 

I believe that the most extreme form of loneliness 
is caused by our estrangement from Him. Without 
Christ, our lives are incoherent and aimless. Our eyes 
cannot see much beyond today. Our minds cannot 
comprehend the eternal. 

I believe that no one ever begins to live in full 
dimension until he has come into vital union with 
Jesus of Nazareth. Then he comes fully alive. Here 
is the oneness of the branch with the vine, the mem- 
ber with the body. It is the closeness of the shepherd 
to his sheep, the father to his son. 



I BELIEVE THAT being a Christian is 
the choicest privilege of human experience. I know of 
no other way of life which promises so much to the 
believer both here and hereafter. I know of no way 
of adequately describing the kind of joy, satisfaction 
and peace of mind the new life in Christ brings with 
it. In the words of Jesus Himself, it is full and abun- 
dant. The Apostle Paul places it beyond all earthly 
understanding or expression. 

I believe that men are kept in Christ by faith and 
that they must walk and work by it. Faith can pen- 
etrate the darkness; it can unravel the mystery of 
life; it can see beyond the stars. 

I believe faith is cultivated in attitudes that are 
saturated with healthy optimism and sound, positive 
purposes. I believe expectant enthusiasm is also a part 
of this outlook. To walk through the world, expecting 
the uncommon, looking for the miracle, hoping for 
the best — all amid the most negative circumstances 
and conditions — requires genuine faith. 

I believe that faith is strengthened by the mere 
exercise of it. The more often we look for the hand 
of the Lord, the more we see His salvation. 

I believe that the rewards of Christian living are 
not found by hunting and searching for them. One 
finds happiness as a by-product of right living. It is 
a paradox, as Jesus describes it, of finding in the 
process of losing. By being absorbed into the divine 
will, we put His kingdom and righteousness first. 
Then and only then do all things work together for 
good in the end. 

A life so overtaken for His higher purposes is a 
challenge to be pursued. It is difficult to achieve at 
times. I believe it should be our chief ambition in life. 

I believe Paul tells us what we are and what we are 
to become when he says we are "living letters" of Je- 
sus Christ. But in his Ephesian letter we are more than 
a document made public. We are, as he puts it, God's 
"workmanship," or better, His poems (Ephesians 2:10). 

Note: Donald B. Gibson Is a minister In the Church of God, a 
former Instructor at Lee College and presently a medical student 
at the South Carolina Medical School. 



J HAD PLANNED to spend the 
evening in my garage with 
my jalopy's motor spread 
around me and just tinker, but El- 
len called me on the phone and 
threw me the toughest job I had 
ever tackled, 

"Harry," she trilled in my ear, 
"the committee on Religious Book 
Week met this afternoon, and the 
plans we made are simply super. 
And we want you to draw us a 
set of posters illustrating the books 
we're going to have on display. 
Now, when can you start? You'll 



DUPLICATE 




BY L. K. TWITTY 



only have five weeks to work." 

"Slow down, slow down," I man- 
aged to say. "In the first place I 
don't have time to draw posters for 
that many books. In the second 
place I would need to read each 
book. In the third place. . . ." 

"Why Harry Neal, I thought you 
would be proud to be asked," Ellen 
interrupted. "You're the only one 
in our department who could really 
do a fine job with the drawing." 

"Listen," I said, "flattery will get 
you nowhere. Maybe I'll draw your 
pictures and maybe I won't." 

"Harry, you're getting impossible 
lately," stormed Ellen. "No wonder 
they have started calling you High 
Hat Harry at school. You're so con- 
ceited I don't see how you live with 
yourself. And it's affecting your 
Christian life too. Remember how 
you were once looked up to because 
you would not permit anything to 
come between you and your God? 
Do you remember the time you re- 
fused to umpire the Sunday ball 
game? We respected you then. Now, 
I just don't know." 

That did give me a jolt. I won- 
dered if she could be right. Well, I 
had gotten away from the habit of 
asking guidance in prayer. I could 
even remember saying as I walked 
along the street, "Lord, would you 
like for me to do this thing?" Now 
I never do that any more. But, I 



don't have the time, I argued with 
myself. 

Next afternoon when I got home 
there was Ellen and a big box full 
of books. "All of those?" I yelped. 
"Now Ellen, I don't have the time 
to sit here and read books. I resign 
here and now." 

"Now, don't get violent," said El- 
len, giving me a pleading look. 
"Pick out a few that look interest- 
ing and use those." 

I groaned and threw myself into 
a chair, but before I could get across 
any more remarks Ellen tripped to 
the front door. "Well I 
have to dash now," she 
said, "have fun!" 

HAVE PUN, in- 
deed, I thought. But I 
knew Ellen would keep 
after me, so I walked up 
to see Mr. Matthews, our 
church custodian, about 
getting the key to the 
old storeroom next to the church. 
Here I had my "studio." Mr. Mat- 
thew's son came out, walking on 
his crutch and carrying a bunch of 
keys. Jerry was in my class at 
school and we were friendly, but 
most people had trouble in getting 
acquainted with him. Probably be- 
cause of his crippled left leg, he 
was shy and didn't try to make 
friends. 

"It's nice of your dad to let me 
use this building," I offered. "Here 
I have plenty of room and don't 
mind mussing things up." 

"Sure," said Jerry, "what are you 
going to draw this time?" 

I told him about Ellen's brain- 
storm and showed him the books 
I was lugging. He hung around a 
few minutes and looked at the 
books but didn't stay to watch me 
work. 

Left to myself, I dipped into a 
few of the books and made a few 
sketches, but I didn't come up with 
a single good idea. I threw all of 
my work aside and went home. El- 
len came by the next day and she 
looked at my first efforts with a 
kind of defeated look on her face. 
"They're not what I expected," she 
said at last. "Your church deserves 
your best efforts, Harry, not just 
any old thing." And she did some- 
thing I had never seen Ellen do 
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By James E. Adams 



(1 OE THOUGHT he had almost 
/ ^r ceased to question God's lead- 
(J ings until his foreman said 
the company wanted to send him 
away for ten weeks of schooling. 
"Why me?" he asked. "Why don't 
you send one of the other fellows?" 



"No one else has the academic 
qualifications," explained the fore- 
man. 

Further questions revealed that 
the only immediate benefit Joe's 
employers expected was that he 
would better understand his job. If 
they were aiming at some future 
goal, they were saying nothing 
about it. There would be no raise 
in pay, no increase in job respon- 
sibilities. It didn't make sense, Joe 
thought. 

That evening Joe began to plan. 
He would drive the 160 miles to 
school early Monday morning and 
return Friday evening. That would 
give him Saturday at home. By tak- 
ing his quarterly along he could 
keep teaching his Sunday School 
class. 

Joe didn't ask God "Why," but he 
did pray, "O Lord, if this isn't Your 
will, change my employer's mind." 

The following day Joe received a 
phone call. Ben, the young man on 
the other end of the line, said, "I 
understand you are going to school 
for ten weeks. My company is send- 
ing me for five starting the same 
day you do. Will you take me along 
with you? By going together we 
could cut expenses." 

To secure lodging they planned 
to make their first trip on Sunday 
afternoon. When they met, Joe 
liked Ben immediately. Driving 
along he began to guide the con- 
versation toward spiritual things. 
Suddenly Ben asked, "Say, what 
church do you attend?" 

"Pentecostal," Joe replied. 

That stopped the conversation. 
Joe couldn't get anything more 
than a "yes" or "no" out of Ben 
for seventy miles. 

After they arrived in the city, 
they found a room in the home 
of a widow who catered to students. 
When they went out to eat, Joe 
bowed his head over his food. And 
before retiring he read his Bible; 
Ben read a magazine. 

THE NEXT morning at 
breakfast Ben said grace, too. In 
the evening he borrowed a Bible 
from their landlady. The men spent 
the time studying, reading, talking. 
Ben said that he attended a small 
country church from which the 
mourners' bench had been removed 
years before. "You have revival 



services in your church, don't you?" 
he asked. 

"Yes," Joe replied. "Every spring 
and fall." 

"We never have any," Ben said. 

Joe sensed that his young friend 
was dissatisfied with his own spirit- 
ual condition and with that of his 
church. Ben objected to his pastor 
and his Sunday School teacher 
minimizing the supernatural in the 
Bible. 

After supper on Tuesday evening- 
Ben announced he was going to a 
movie, but returned an half hour 
later and began what became an 
evening ritual — "What do you be- 
lieve, Joe? Why?" 

Joe allowed Ben's questions, com- 
ments and gentle, but firm, chal- 
lenges to set the pace. He sensed 
that he faced an eager, sincere 
searcher for truth and reality. No 
evening from then on was dull for 
either man. They thoroughly en- 
joyed being together. 

Joe prepared his Sunday School 
lessons, talking them through for 
Ben's benefit and assuring him, 
"You can teach, too." 

Perhaps the most tense moment 
of the five weeks occurred when 
Ben asked, "What would you do if 
you were in my shoes? Suppose you 
felt the need of revival in your 
church, but they never held revival 
services?" 

There was a long pause. Ben just 
sat there waiting silently for an 
answer, too. Joe was lying across 
his bed, staring at the ceiling. 
Without moving he started to talk. 
"Revival is primarily a matter be- 
tween the individual and God. I'd 
ask God to begin a revival in my 
heart. I'd tell my pastor about my 
longing for revival for myself and 
for my church. I'd surely tell my 
closest friends about my hunger 
and ask them if they felt the same. 
But no matter what anybody else 
did, I'd be, seeking God for a quick- 
ening of my spiritual life." 

Finally, Ben's five weeks were 
finished, and Joe dropped him off 
at his home for the last time. 

TWO YEARS passed. 

Then one day they met face to 

face. Ben gripped Joe's hand with a 

fervor that made him wince. 

"Joe! I have a lot to tell you," he 

(Continued on page 22) 




By Katherine Bevis 



A MID THE STORMS! Faith grows amid the 
/ / storms of life! The staunchest tree is not 
^^T found in the shelter of the forest but out in the 
open where the winds from every quarter beat upon 
it and bend and twist it until it becomes a giant in 
stature. This is the tree which the mechanic wants 
his tools made of, the tree which the great ship 
builders seek. 

So it is in the spiritual world. Whenever you see a 
giant, remember the road you must travel to come up 
to his side is not along the sunny lane where wild 
flowers ever bloom; but a steep, rocky, narrow path- 
way where the blasts of hell will almost blow you off 
your feet; where the sharp rocks cut the flesh; where 
the projecting thorns scratch the brow; and the ven- 
omous beasts hiss on every side. 

In such an atmosphere faith finds its productive 
soil. The reason that we are not giants in the spiritual 
life is because we are not willing to stand in the storms 
and conflicts of life and endure such elements as 
will bring us to full fruition. 

Once I was privileged to go on a tour through a 
pottery. God spoke to my heart many times as I 
watched the process through which this pottery passed. 
Our guide took us first to the man who held a little 
lump of clay in his hands. We watched him as he 
rolled it in his hands and placed it on a mold while 
the machinery whirled it into the shape of a dish. 
Yet it was still clay. Then it was passed on to an- 
other who gave it another touch and on and on until 
it came out a beautiful piece of china. 

SOME OF THE PLACES through which 



each piece must pass made a deep impression on my 
mind. One especially was the placing of them in the 
furnace and burning them a second and perhaps a 
third time. I remembered the many times I had been 
in the furnace and as you read you will remember, 
too. Perhaps you are there now. If so, will you stay 
there until the vessel is burned sufficiently to make 
it meet for the Master's use? Or will you shrink from 
the burning and be a marred vessel and have to be 
made all over again? 

Do you want to be one of the beautiful characters 
who are making a mark in the great harvest field for 
Jesus Christ today? Then be willing to stay in the 
furnace until He says it is enough. 

On this tour through the pottery, there was another 
place which impressed me also. I heard a rattle of 
dishes, click, click, ahead of me and I looked to see 
what the noise was all about. A number of girls were 
knocking off the rough corners, which were little ugly 
knots that had been left by the fire. It looked to 
me as if they would break the dishes. 

Listen friend, if you are in God's hands and He is 
fixing you up, you must let Him knock the rough cor- 
ners off your life. Don't feel that you have suffered 
enough when you went through the furnace; for if 
you want to live a beautiful life for the Saviour, if 
you want to be a real soul-winner, if you want to 
have great faith, then be still while one by one they 
hammer on you, knocking off the rough corners. 

Christ needs surrendered vessels, vessels meet for 
His use, and He can use any kind if it is only yielded 
to Him, even AMID THE STORMS. 



f\ a 1 HEN LARRY Carpenter 

I J\ J nudged me at the end of 

1/ L/ a Sunday night youth fel- 
lowship meeting and said he simply 
had to talk to somebody, I won- 
dered what was up. 

"I just don't get it," Larry ex- 
ploded as we sat down in the 
church lounge. "I was sure I had 
a job at Martell's cinched. But 
yesterday Mr. Martell told me he'd 
hired somebody else." 

"Did he give any reason?" I 
asked. 

"Yeah," Larry said, "he said my 
recommendations are fine and my 
experience is okay, but he doesn't 
like the company I keep." 

"Meaning what?" I asked. 

"Said he'd seen me here and there 
with Chick B., that Chick and his 
crowd drink, and that Chick doesn't 
have too good a reputation for 
honesty." 

Larry's face clouded. "I say it 
isn't any of Mr. Martell's business 
if I pal with Chick. I don't drink 
and the whole town knows it. No- 
body's ever questioned my honesty. 



By Grace V. Watkins 



I'm concerned about Chick — that's 
why I see him; I want to win him 
for Jesus Christ." 

Well, Larry and I talked long and 
earnestly. Here's one question we 
tackled: do people evaluate us by 
the company we keep? The answer 
is a big, round "yes." First im- 
pressions and evaluations are made 
of each girl or fellow in connection 
with other people. Nine times out 
of ten birds of a feather flock to- 
gether. 

A businessman has to think of 
the good name and integrity of his 
firm. Well-thought-of employees 
have actual advertising value. When 
an employer pays a salary, he has 
a right to expect full measure in 
return. And that includes character 
and reputation. 

"Yes, I see that," Larry told me, 
"but what about uplifting the fall- 
en and helping others to find the 
experience of faith? Aren't we sup- 
posed to do that through personal 
contacts?" 

We tossed this top- 
ic back and forth for a while. Fi- 



AMI, 
AMICO, 



AMIGO 



nally Larry said, "Well, I suppose 
you do have to be careful about 
your close friendships, even when 
you're eager to win others to 
Christ." 

"Exactly," I told him. "Evangel- 
ism is one area. Going around 
with our best pals is another." 

We talked, too, about the "un- 
conscious influence," the tendency 
of people to become like those with 
whom they associate, in ideas, 
opinions, mannerisms, and so forth. 
A close personal alliance may 
"help" one of the pair, but it can 
injure the other's own ideals. 

In one of her books Margery 
Wilson says that it's a good idea 
to remember that persons at our 
own level of ideals and beliefs need 
us just as much as do those in 
some very different segment of so- 
ciety. This doesn't mean that we 
should never have anything to do 
with those who are "very differ- 
ent," but that our deep friendships 
should be with those of similar 
faith and ideals. 

As Larry said finally, the time a 
fellow or girl spends with someone 
very different could be spent in a 
more stimulating and challenging 
friendship. Then he soberly added, 
"But do I want friends who are 
exactly like me?" 

"Exactly like you?" I laughed. 
"Where would you find such a per- 
son? There aren't two people in the 
world just alike!" 

Larry grinned, nodded. 

A couple of weeks after our talk, 
I saw Larry again. "I'm all fixed 
up," he said cheerfully. "Got a job 
at Brannon's. Not as elegant as the 
one with Mr. Martell, but I like it. 
Mr. Brannon and I had a long talk, 
I explained to him about the Chick 
deal, and he gave me some good 
advice." 

Larry went on to tell me that 
he'd posted the membership com- 
mittee of Youth Fellowship to keep 
on Chick's trail, to get him into ac- 
tivities at the church, to reach out 
warm hands of fellowship, to get 
Chick into our atmosphere. "I can 
see now that that's the ticket," 
Larry said thoughtfully, "not by my 
being palsy-walsy with him and 
being seen all over town in his 
company." 

A star for Larry! 




By Chester Shuler 



A ND WHAT'S ailing my fe- 
/ / rocious brother today?" 
~~s\i Lucy Addison put down her 
book and addressed the tall youth 
who had burst into the room, scowl- 
ing and muttering incoherently. 

John stopped and glared at his 
sister. "Matter? She asks. Is any- 
thing the matter! I'll say there is! 
Who'd ever have thought that my 
best pal, Ed Mason, would say such 
things about me?" 

Lucy's interest increased. "Sure- 
ly you and Ed haven't quarreled?" 
She was accustomed to smoothing 
out her brother's ruffled temper 
once in awhile, but never had Ed 
Mason been the cause of such out- 
bursts. 

"Ed's been criticizing me behind 
my back. And that's one thing I 
can't take lying down!" John 
slumped into a chair. "I — I just 
can't think he'd do such a thing 
to me!" 

Lucy considered. "That doesn't 
sound like Ed. He's so straight- 
forward in what he says. Perhaps 
someone has misunderstood, or—" 

John shook his head vigorously. 
"I doubt that. What he said prob- 
ably is true enough. But I can't 
endure his criticizing me to others 
and not telling me my faults when 
we are alone together, see?" 



"Just how do you know that Ed 
actually criticized you? Did you 
overhear him?" 

"No, but several of the fellows 
told me." 

"You and Ed have been chums for 
a long while. You've never had dif- 
ferences before, have you?" 

"None worth mentioning, but I 
just can't stand — " 

"And now you're quite willing to 
believe the word of a talebearer 
and feel angry toward Ed on mere 
heresay? Is that true?" Lucy 
pressed the matter like a prose- 
cuting attorney. 

John squirmed. "We-11, he must 
have said it, or all the fellows 
wouldn't be talking about it and 
besides — " 

"All the fellows?" 

"Well, Tom, and Pete, and Sam 
and — I think there was another in 
the bunch when they were talking 
about Ed's criticism." 

Lucy, three years John's senior, 
often counseled with him. "It seems 
to me that you're not being very 
fair with Ed," she said slowly. "It 
is a serious thing to distrust an old 
and true friend. You know, the Bi- 
ble says, 'A friend loveth at all 
times.' I should not like to think 
that you would cast aside a good 
pal on any flimsy hearsay evi- 
dence." 



LOYAL 
FRIENDS 




John was silent for a minute. 
"O.K., Sis. Maybe you have some- 
thing there. Anyway, I'll ask Ed 
about it and see what he has to 
say for himself." 

"Good. And look, John — " Lucy 
was very earnest. "Don't forget 
what Jesus said about forgiving . . . 
seventy times seven, and all that." 

"O.K., Sis. But it surely does burn 
me up to think I have trusted a 
fellow that's unworthy." 

"That would be serious," Lucy 
agreed. "But affection never is 
wasted, and you'll be the better off 
for having been friendly with Ed. 
I'm almost certain this rift won't 
last long once you've given Ed a 
chance to explain." 

AND SO IT turned out. 
The boys had misunderstood some 
(Continued on page 24) 




By Dwight Snuff « 



THE RECEIVING OF Tj 



f\ m t E MAY often ask our- 
I /I / selves, where do talents 
UK/ come from? James 1:17 
says, "Every good gift and every 
perfect gift . . . cometh down from 
the Father," so, in a manner of 
speaking, we too can say that all 
good and perfect talents come from 
God. The Lord has given each of 
us a talent, but He doesn't force 
us to use it in His service. Men 
alone control the way in which 
their talents are to be used. There- 
fore, we, as teen-agers, should use 
our talents in the service of God; 
it is our God-given duty. 

Another question often asked, 
"How can I acquire talents?" God 
has endowed everyone with a tal- 
ent, or in many cases talents. In 
Matthew 25:15 it says the master 
gave "to every man according to 
his several ability." You will no- 
tice that each one was given dif- 
ferent gifts, which show that ev- 
erybody is not equal in ability. The 
Bible tells us that God never 
changes, so, today, He too would 
give us according to our abilities. 
If we use our talents in the serv- 
ice of God, He will bless our ef- 
forts. 

Using of Talents 

SERVICE TO mankind 
is one way we may use our talents. 
"As man hath received the gift, 
even so minister the same one to 
another, as good stewards of the 
manifold grace of God" (1 Peter 
4:10). This tells us that the tal- 
ent we have is to be used to bene- 
fit other people. 



Dwight Is a born-agaln teen-ager. He Is 
15 years of age and a member of the 
Shreveport, Louisiana. Church of God. This 
article was given In a workshop during 
:i Teen-age Convention. 



Some persons who are endowed 
with talents may use them fool- 
ishly; however, there are others 
who may use their many talents 
for God, while those who have on- 
ly one talent often dig and hide 
it in the earth. We should put our 
talents to use no matter how small 
they may seem to us. 

Mary Smith was a fine respect- 
able girl. She had been raised in 
the way of holiness. As a teen-ager 
she had been saved and filled with 
the Holy Ghost. Mary had a won- 
derful talent to sing, and often 
sang in church. When she became 
quite popular, she started missing 
church to go to parties. Later at a 
party she met a man who owned a 
big night club in town; she signed 
a contract to sing there although 
it was against her mother's better 
judgment. I need not relate what 
happened, it is an old story which 
we have often heard — Mary died a 
drunkard without God. A talent 
foolishly spent. 

Service to God is the most im- 
portant way in which we can use 
our talents. When we help mankind 
in a Christlike way, we are doing 
service for God. In using our tal- 
ents for the service of God, our 
best is all He requires. How many 
of us set back when asked to take 
part in service, or push it off on 
someone else. When you shift your 
responsibility off on someone else, 
you are giving to him your bless- 
ing. 

We are in effect shunning God 
when we shun our duties and God 
Is not pleased. The Lord expects us 
to be on our toes and many times 
volunteer to help when we see there 
is a need. 

The Lord has furnished us with 



tools and needed equipment to use 
in His service. If we use them for 
Him, when we come to judgment 
we can expect to hear Him say, 
"Well done thou good and faithful 
servant," but, if we have worked 
for the man down the street, so to 
speak, with the Lord's tools we can- 
not expect to get paid. 

Job was the one who said, "the 
Lord gave and the Lord hath taken 
away; blessed be the name of the 
Lord." The Lord has given us our 
talents. If then we do not use them 
for His service and glory, we may 
lose them. Therefore, strive dili- 
gently to give of your best to the 
Master. When you use your talents 
for others, you will be using them 
for God. 

The Scope of the Law 

The SCOPE of the law 
in external nature is not only the 
survival of the fittest but the prop- 
agation and extension of their own 
kind. 

The scope of the law in our bod- 
ily life : The athlete strengthens his 
muscles by exercise and the mu- 
sician improves his musical ear by 
listening to music. On the other 
hand the muscles of the invalid 
dwindles and fades away, and the 
senses become dull and blind from 
lack of use. 

The scope of the law in our men- 
tal faculties: The powerful intel- 
lect of the thinker grows stronger 
by thinking, while the intellect of 
the dullard becomes weaker by neg- 
lect. 

The scope of the law in our spir- 
itual experience: The life of com- 
munion with God grows deeper and 
larger the more truly we live it. 

The scope of the law in Chris- 
tian work: This is what our Lord 
had in mind when He proclaimed 
His great law. It is by working for 
God that we grow strong in God. 

We, as teen-agers, must use our 
talents, and exercise them for the 
glory of God. The Lord helps those 
that help themselves. Don't sit back 
and expect God to fill you with a 
talent. Many times the Lord will 
bless us with a talent when we get 
out and try to learn to do some- 
thing. Almost anyone can learn to 
do something, but few people be- 
( Continued on page 24) 



10 



WHAT'S WRONG? 



/\ m t HAT'S THE matter with 
1/1/ me?" Dottie Black asked 
l/[y herself on the way to pep 

rally Wednesday afternoon. "I'm no 
happier than these unsaved kids 
around me, yet I know I'm saved. 
I don't like to go to church any- 
more — " 

"Hey, Dottie," Lola Jean spoke 
interrupting her thoughts, "A r e 
you coming to prayer meeting to- 
night?" 

"I don't know," she said toneless- 

iy. 

I must be the only one who feels 
like this, she thought. Lola Jean 
and the others seem so happy. 

Lola Jean said quietly, ""What's 
wrong, Dottie? Can I help?" 

"Everything's O.K. Thanks any- 
way," she said quickly. 

Why did I say that, she thought. 
Everything is wrong, but I don't 
know why. 

"Just ask me if . . ." Lola Jean 
began, but broke off as Mr. Bart- 
lett, the principal, glared at her. 
"I'll talk to you later," she whis- 
pered. 

Dottie sat silently through the 
pep rally, hardly noticing the noise 
as the cheerleaders tried to work up 
enthusiasm for the game that 
night. 

I'll go to the game tonight, she 
decided. It won't hurt to miss 
prayer meeting and choir practice 
once. 

She did feel guilty, however, when 
her mother asked, "Aren't you go- 
ing to church tonight, Dottie?" 

"No, Mom, I'm going to the game 
instead." Mom isn't a Christian. 
What is she thinking now? 

"Good! I had begun to think you 
were getting too involved in church 
activities. Maybe it was just a 
phase, and now you're getting over 
it." 

Was it just a "phase," Dottie 
mused on the way to the game. I 
was happy at first, but now I'm just 



as unsatisfied as I was before. 

Saturday Dottie was sitting in 
the drugstore sipping a coke and 
thinking, should I go to the revival 
tonight or go someplace else with 
Johnny? I have already told Lola 
Jean that I'd go to the revival when 
Johnny asked me. 

At the game Johnny had said, 
"Dottie, you know, you're a real 
sweet girl, but why do you carry 
your Bible to school? It just makes 
people think you're fanatic. We're 
all Christians anyway, aren't we?" 

She had suddenly thought, Why 
do I carry my Bible? It doesn't 
help anybody. Johnny's right. Why 
don't I wise up before it's too late? 

She had decided then to stop be- 
ing different. She didn't carry her 
Bible Thursday or Friday. She 
walked up and down the halls with 
Johnny, wearing his football jack- 
et, and Johnny had asked her for 
dates for both Friday and Saturday 
nights. 

I had a good time last night, she 
mused. Johnny seemed to enjoy 
himself, too. But I didn't feel much 
like praying when I got home last 
night. Well, anyway, I'm going to 
have fun from now on. I wonder 
where we'll go tonight? Johnny said 
anywhere I wanted to go was O.K. 
with him, but I haven't decided yet 
where to go. 

"Hi," said Lola Jean, breaking in- 
to her thoughts. "I've been shop- 
ping for Mom. Mind if I sit down?" 

"No, of course not." 

"A small coke, please," said Lola 
Jean to the soda jerker. "Are you 
coming to the revival tonight, Dot- 
tie?" 

"I don't know," she said uneasily. 
"Johnny asked me for a date. He 
said I could pick the place, but I 
haven't decided where to go yet." 

"Why don't you take him to the 
revival tonight? The minister is a 
great speaker and Johnny will prob- 
ably enjoy the service." 

(Continued on page 22) 



By Jean McCord 



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fi i t HEN JAMES CHALMERS first saw the sav- 

1/1/ ages in New Guinea, he noticed that they 

1/1/ wore large human bones dangling from their 
wrists and other parts of their bodies. They also wore 
nose-sticks, big earrings, odd gaudy necklaces, feath- 
ers, paint, and many tattoos. They roasted and ate 
human beings as freely as we eat beef today. 

These natives were so fierce and cruel that the 
most adventurous explorers had avoided them, not 
caring to face instant death. 

"But they must hear about Jesus," said young Jim 
Chalmers. So to that dangerous and difficult place he 
went, armed only with a Bible and a great love for 
all of God's creation. 

One afternoon an angry mob surrounded the mis- 
sion house. The savages demanded gifts and declared 
that if they did not get what they wanted, they would 
murder Jim and his few Christian helpers. 

A large, evil-looking savage who wore a human 
jawbone as a necklace rushed at Chalmers. He drew 
back a big stone club and demanded tomahawks, 
knives, and beads. 

Jim looked the brute straight in the eyes and said, 
"You won't get a thing from us by making threats." 
On other occasions he had freely given things to 
peaceful natives. 

One of the helpers said, "We had better give them 
what we have." 

"Never!" said Chalmers. "I would rather die than 
do that. We can never have peace, or help them, by 
simply giving in to their demands. Let's make them 
understand once and for all that we are not afraid 
of them." Then turning to the chief he said, "I will 
not give presents to armed people." 

The determination in Chalmer's tone and his cour- 
age were convincing. The chief persuaded his can- 
nibals to disperse and they went away muttering 
threats. 



Sometimes to tribes that were not violent the mis- 
sionary gave such presents as beads, knives, toma- 
hawks, and cloth. This did much to promote good will 
and friendliness toward the Christians. 

One good deed invites another in return. Gradually 
the natives became less suspicious of their white visi- 
tors. Chalmers' good nature, courage, and willingness 
to help even his worst enemies began to wear down 
prejudice and to win friends. 

At FIRST SECRETLY, and then openly, 
natives came to church and asked the missionary 
many questions. Hatred yielded to friendliness. They 
began to bring presents such as vegetables and fish to 
the missionary. Invitations to attend friendly canni- 
bal feasts were offered. And a chief offered his daugh- 
ter as a wife for Jim Chalmers. "If you only had 
several wives, you would be a great man," said the 
chief. Of course, the offer was tactfully declined. 

People in various villages had come to feel that a 
visit from Chalmers, whom they called "Tamate," was 
a great honor. They were anxious to receive a visit 
from the white man who talked about God. 

Chalmers left a report about a visit to one island: "I 
returned to the chief's house and received a present 
of six earthen pots of cooked taro (a starchy plant 
sometimes called 'elephant's ear') and a fine pig. Oh, 
how the people did scream with delight when I showed 
them my white arms! The possessions which gain me 
most admiration are my nose and my boots. 'That 
nose,' they cried, 'and those boots.' 

"The men shouted from ridge to ridge, 'Tamate has 
come to our island,' and the natives swarmed in from 
all directions. I bought taro to spare, as we had still 
to return to the coast. I said I could buy no more, but 
if they would like to trust me, all right, and when the 
chief came to visit me, I would pay him. They said, 
'Certainly, take all, and some day our chief will visit 
you, when you will give him the iron.' The house was 
crowded, but a small space was reserved for me, where 
I enjoyed a good night's rest. By daylight we were 
off, passing through several villages where we had to 
halt and be admired." 

Of course, Jim wanted no personal glory. His only 
purpose was to serve God. 

James Chalmers visited dozens of islands and on 
many of them he established Christian missions. In 
less than four years he had visited and made friendly 
associations in nearly 200 villages. Because of his 
Christian influence, a great change came over New 
Guinea. Cannibal feasts, which had been a common 
practice for ages, ceased, and under the influence of 
the gospel, rival tribes which had not met for years 
except to fight, now met as friends, and sat side by 
side in the same house worshiping the true God. 

Today New Guinea is a peaceful land where many 
Christians live. Other missionaries have given some 
excellent service there. But "Tamate" was the first. 
And the unselfish service of this brave Christian who 
dared stop where no one else would, is enshrined in 
the memories of an appreciative people in a land that 
God did not bypass. 



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CHILDREN'S STORY 





J WISH WE HAD never left Centerville," Jean 
Burton sighed. She was sitting on the steps of 
her new home in Greenville, watching two lit- 
tle girls play with their dolls on the veranda of the 
house next door. She had watched these girls playing 
there before and had wished they would speak to her 



and invite her over to play with them. 

Jean sighed again. Mother said, "If you are friendly 
yourself you will always have plenty of friends." But 
Jean couldn't be friendly with girls who wouldn't 
speak to her. 

Jean knew the girl with golden curls lived there 
and the other girl lived across the street. Now they 
were playing, "tea party." Their dolls were seated 
at a table with pretty, little dishes before them. A 
tan-colored puppy frisked around the veranda. 

Someone called, and both girls went inside. Then 
the puppy went to the table and began to investigate 
what it was all about. After smelling around, to Jean's 
horror, he grabbed one of the dolls with his mouth 
and rushed from the house. He ran down the street 
stopping about a half block from her house and put 
the doll down and stood beside it. 

Just then the girls returned to the veranda, and 
noticing that the doll was missing, began to talk 
and wonder what had become of it? 

Jean heard every word they said. "I ought to tell 
them where their doll is," she thought, 'but I won't 
do it because they won't speak to me." 

Then the blonde girl began calling the dog. At the 
call of his mistress, the puppy left the doll and re- 
turned to the veranda. 

"Oh, I hope no one will get the doll," Jean thought. 
"I wouldn't want to lose my doll." 

Soon she saw some people coming toward where the 
doll was laying. "Oh, I am afraid those people will get 
it. How mean of me to let them find it and take it 
away. I must take it to the girls," she thought. 

She hastened to the doll, picked it up, and brushed 
off the dust. It was not broken, or soiled; only a 
little dusty. 

SHE WENT STRAIGHT to the girls and 
handed it to the blonde girl. "The little dog took your 
doll," she said, "and left it down the street. I saw 
him take it. It isn't broken. I think he meant it 
for fun." 

"He is a naughty dog," the girl replied. "It wouldn't 
have been funny if someone had found it and, not 
knowing that it belonged to me, had kept it. Thank 
you! thank you!" she exclaimed, taking the doll into 
her arms. 

"Come in and play with us," she added. "My name 
is Lucy, and this is my friend Grace who lives across 
the street." 

"My name is Jean," she replied; "I've been lonely 
since I moved here, for I don't know any one to play 
with. I am glad to know you, and will get my doll 
and play with you." 

"I am glad you are next door," Lucy answered. "It 
is more fun to have three players than it is to have 
only two when we are having games." 

Jean ran across the street to her home and re- 
turned with her doll, and the three were soon having 
a good time together. 

"I wonder why I thought those girls were unfriend- 
ly?" Jean asked herself when she said good-bye to re- 
turn home. As she was leaving, Lucy invited her to 
come over any time and bring her doll. 



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program designed to help your 

youth become 

PIONEERS FOR CHRIST. 



By DONALD S. AULTMAN, Assistant National Youth Director 




Almost every day this past summer someone 

has said to me, "Don, this summer witnessing program 

is terrific and the P. F. C. at Lee is inspiring, but 

what about something for my local church?" 

In fact during the past eighteen months this has been 

the constant cry of pastors and youth leaders, 

"Brother Knight, help us begin a program of youth 

witnessing in our local church." 

Ideas may begin in the minds of leaders, 

but spiritual revival must begin in the hearts of the 

people. Now after several years of intensified 

witnessing from the Pioneers for Christ at Lee College 

and two years of Summer Witness Teams, this 

revival is in view. A groundswell of opinion 

from dedicated youth looking for spiritual leadership has 

laid the demands for this new dimension in evangelism right at the 

doorstep of our leaders. For us to fail now would result in tragedy. 

We have before us the opportunity to reach multiplied thousands 

for Christ this year. We are on the threshold of the greatest youth rev 

in the history of the church. The hearts of the youth are being 

stirred, and now it is time for you to act. 

The National Youth Department is recommending that every Y.P.E. 
organize a P.F.C. club during the next six months. The purpose of this 
club would be basically to win souls to Christ through personal 
witnessing. Other benefits gained from this effort are obvious — 
Christian fellowship, training, Bible study, and numerous 
outlets for Christian service. The P. F. C. club would be a 
permanent organization with the local church designed to promote 
youth evangelism. 

The name P. F. C. International comes from the Pioneers for Christ CI 
begun by the Evangelism Committee in 1958. It was subsequently 
adopted by the Lee College witnessing group and became synonymous 
with youth evangelism. What does P. F. C. say to you? Private First 
Class? That's fine! We intend to develop every member into a 
private first class foot soldier in the army of Jesus Christ. P. F. C. mo) 
say to you Personally For Christ, Presenting a Faithful Christ, or 
Presenting Faith in Christ. In either case we'll call our youth groups 
P. F. C. clubs and the results will determine the real significance and 
meaning of their name. 

The International P. F. C. club program for young people will maintaii 
a close tie with the Lee College P. F. C. and other similar college grou 
It wil make room for groups all over the world. The first International 
P. F. C. has already been organized in Trinidad. The Lee 
College group, under the direction of Mr. Charles Beach, Christian 
Service Director, will be a vital arm in continuing to set the pattern fo 
local groups to follow. 

Materials for organizing and stabilizing this program are now 
available from the National Sunday School and Youth Department. 
If you are not sure that your youth are prepared to accept this challen 
secure the film, "Impact," a 1 6mm color film of the 1 962 summer 
witness teams. By all means, pray that God will continue to apprehenc 
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BAHAMAS 

Every afternoon at 4:00 p.m. we teach V.B.S. I have charge 

of the "little ones," ten years to walking age. 

Roxie Carr teaches the eleven years to "infinity" children. 

Many times 70-year-old men come to V.B.S. ! 

The memory work for Roxie's class is the soul-winning 

Scriptures and instruction in a "changed life" 

from the Counsel for New Converts tract. The Bahamians 

have heard the gospel over and over again, but the 

emphasis on a changed life has crumbled through neglect and 

lack of teaching. We hope to offset this 

problem through the teaching of the Word to regenerated 

but carnal souls. 

— Martha Smith 



ALBUQUERQUE 

God is giving us revival in this city. 
Over 50 conversions. 



SALT LAKE CITY 

Church of God Mission 
100 West Main Street 
30 attended V.B.S— mostly 
Mormon children. 



BOSTON 

"After two weeks spent in calling on 1,000 homes 

we had our first convert." 

"For twelve consecutive nights not one adult 

attended our services ..." 

"Last night there were 30 in attendance. 

We'll have a Church of God in Boston." 



NEW YORK 

We had a street service on Thursday evening, the 14th of 

June, at the Red Hook housing project. It is in this vicinity 

that the Knights and Phantom Lords, teen-age gangs, live. The 

Lord was present in a great way, and 65 souls accepted 

Jesus as their personal Saviour. 

How wonderful it is to see the miracle-working 

power of God in action. Perhaps the thing that blesses 

us most is the hearing of the testimonies of these converted 

gang-members and drug-addicts. It is more than 

thrilling! We are all happy to be here working for the Lord, 

and sincerely desire your prayers. 

— Wanda Blackaby 






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Planning Church 
Directed RECREATION 



By Bevon J. Smith 

•"JVERY PERSON has a right 
f to be wellborn and to have a 
v.—* heritage of physical, material, 
and spiritual good things. But this 
heritage is not realized by the ma- 
jority of the youth today. In many 
parts of the world one or more of 
these blessings are denied to the 
youth. The American youth has, 
however, on the average, a liberal 
endowment of the coveted bless- 
ings. He has an abundance of the 
material things which he needs to 
live a comfortable life. But what 
about his spiritual need? 

When we mention the word spir- 
itual we think of an individual who 
has joined with hundreds of thou- 
sands who attend the church of 
their choice on Sunday morning. 
But let us look a little deeper into 
the situation and see if the Sunday 
morning worship hour is supplying 
the spiritual needs of the individ- 
ual. What about the rest of his 
time which is not spent in the 
sanctuary? How much free time 
will the individual have on his 
hands? (By free time we mean the 
hours for which he has nothing 
planned.) This time is or should be 
as much the concern of the church 
and the Christian as the hour spent 
in the worship service, for it is in 
these idle hours that the individ- 
ual will be tempted to join the 
world for his pastime. 

Will he spend this free time wise- 
ly, profitably, and in a way which 
will bring him the greatest return 
or gain? Or will he be another of 
the thousands who, because they 
cannot find recreational activ- 



ities in a clean, wholesome, Chris- 
tian atmosphere, spends his leisure 
hours doing that which the devil 
offers? 

Because of the importance of the 
time one spends outside the church 
and the proportionate need for rec- 
reational activities, the church 
should become concerned with the 
promoting of a Christian recrea- 
tional program. 

One would ask the question, 
"What is recreation?" Recreation is 
simply a refreshment of strength 
and spirits after toil; it is a change 
from one extreme to another. It is 
something that everyone needs and 
something that everyone will have 
in his own way. A familiar slogan 
today is "You never outgrow your 
need for milk," and neither does 
one outgrow his need for some type 
of recreation. No matter which type 
of recreation a person prefers, he 
does it because he needs to balance 
his load of life. For an individual 
to be considered normal in life he 
must be balanced in four major 
areas. He must be well fed in his 
spiritual life; he must be supplied 
with mental power; he must have 
social and physical activities. 

One may wonder why the church 
should be concerned with recrea- 
tion. All age groups will seek some 
type of recreation; they want to 
have fun and to enjoy themselves. 
It's nothing less than human na- 
ture for a person to want this. We 
as church members are quick to 
point the accusing finger toward 
one who may step outside the 
boundary line of our teachings. This 



is natural, but let that same ac- 
cusing finger direct its point to the 
church which did not feel that 
providing recreation was important 
for its members and its young peo- 
ple. When people are not occupied 
and not provided with the recrea- 
tion they need, then, they begin to 
hunt for recreation of their own. 
It is in these moments of a dull, 
depressed, gloomy feeling that Sa- 
tan will offer one of his greatest 
and most enticing temptations to 
the individual. 

There must be a source of good 
to combat the evil; therefore some- 
one must provide the good recrea- 
tion. Who is more qualified and 
more obligated to meet this need 
than the church? There is ample 
recreation which is unholy, un- 
clean, and produces bad influences. 
There must be provisions made for 
good, clean recreation. 

So IT IS important 
that we provide for our people, but 
for which age group? The major 
facts involved in the separation of 
people into groups of people are 
sex and age differences. However, 
all age groups must have recrea- 
tion; only the kind of activities dif- 
fer. Certainly one wouldn't plan a 
track meet for the persons who are 
60 and 65 years old, but this would 
be very enjoyable for those who are 
15 and 16 years old. One must con- 
sider the ages and consider the 
type recreation each would enjoy. 

The ages represented will deter- 
mine the groups which need the 
closest supervision. We wouldn't 
think of putting several chaperones 
with Grandma and Grandpa and 
their fellow playmates; neither 
would it be wise to leave the 16- 
year-olds completely unattended. 
However, the chaperone should be 
in a relaxed mood and should gain 
the confidence of the group which 
they are serving. The good chap- 
erone can participate in the fun 
and still observe the conduct of the 
group without making the guests 
feel uncomfortable. 

The success of a recreational 
event, whether a track meet, pic- 
nic, or a game night, depends in 
large measure upon the thorough- 
ness with which the advance prep- 
arations have been made and ex- 
( Continued on page 21 1 



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Wmti 

By Jonathan West 




^—J HAT MOON," REMARKED George as he walked 

" / Betty home from church, "is lovely tonight. 
•^S But, as Tom would say, a black cloud may 
come and hide it." 

Betty laughed. "You're being rather hard on poor 
Tom, aren't you? I thought he seemed rather de- 
pressed during our committee meeting tonight, didn't 
you?" 

"I'll say he was depressed. He found a way to object 
to just about everything anyone proposed. The trouble 
with Tom is that he's become an inveterate but-er." 

"A 'but-er,'? At least that's an original term. But," 
Betty giggled, "this is much too lovely a night to get 
excited over Tom's doubts. And after all, isn't his 
real name Thomas?" 

George chuckled, "Doubting Thomas, sure's any- 
thing. Better still, But-ing Thomas." 

The pair walked in silence for a half block, then 
Betty said: "Speaking of Thomas in the Bible, he is 
called the doubter because he doubted the reality of 
Christ's resurrection. But when the Lord returned to 
that room a second time and invited Thomas to touch 
Him, the Bible doesn't say that Thomas actually did 
touch Him. The Lord's invitation and presence seems 
to have sufficed. I wonder whether Thomas didn't 
suddenly realize that he actually was doubting God?" 

"Perhaps he did," George agreed. "I once heard my 
father say that doubting is like a disease, easy to 
catch and hard to cure. Tom seems able to think of a 
'but' for nearly everything anyone proposes. But I 
suppose it is discouraging to work at the same place, 
with the same people, meeting the same obstacles, 
every day. If we could move about more . . ." 

Said Betty, "I'm reminded of the Bible story about 
the fishermen-disciples on Galilee who worked all 
night, caught nothing, and then at dawn were told 
by Jesus to try once more — in exactly the same place 
they had failed. They did not doubt Him but obeyed. 
They didn't say, 'But, Lord — ' And do you recall what 
happened?" 

"They caught so many fishes they could not draw 
in the net. You know, Betty, you're a wonder at think- 
ing of practical applications of the Scriptures. Per- 
haps if you were to speak to Tom about his habit of 
doubting, it would profit him." 

"Perhaps, but I don't believe he would — " 

George's laughter stopped her. "Whoa! Did I hear a 
very pretty little 'but-er' speaking just now?" he 
teased. 

"Oh, dear, just see what a poor preacher I'd make! 
Here I am, criticizing Tom, yet doing the same thing 
as he." 

"You weren't judging, Betty, merely stating facts. 
Tom's a fine fellow and a good friend of mine, but — " 

"But? I think we're even now." 

"And just for that, young lady, I shall march you 
straight home — and sentence you to spend the rest of 
this lovely evening sitting on your porch, looking at 



the moon. No if's, and's, or hut's about it." 
"And if you do," she warned, "I shall talk more 

about Thomas." 

"I'll serve the sentence with you — looking at the 

moon," he said, piloting her porchward. 

THE SUBJECT OF their conversation, 
Tom Davis, was in favor of a hike by the young peo- 
ple's group, but he feared only a few would care to go. 
He agreed that the proposed menu sounded tasty, 
but felt it was too expensive. He liked the hour of 
meeting, but felt sure a number would find it too early 
or too late. 

Tom, however, was not alone in his but-ing. All of us 
have met similar boys, girls, or others who are but- 
ers. We remark, "The minister's sermon was very help- 
ful," and someone immediately says, "Yes, but I didn't 
care for some of his gestures." We observe, "John is 
a fine fellow to know," and Mr. But-er replies, "Yes, but 
I don't care for his taste in dress." We comment 
about the helpfulness of a certain portion of Scrip- 
ture, some words spoken by Jesus Himself, and Mr. 
But-er has a but, such as, "Perhaps; but nobody really 
believes that today." 

Mr. But-er is found in all organizations: the crowd 
we go with, among our fellow workmen, even in church, 
Sunday School, young people's societies. There are of 
course some sincere, honest, proper buts. We refer here 
to the ones that merely retard progress and express 
foolish doubts. These spring from unbelief, lack of 
faith, ingratitude, disrespect. 

Someone has wisely said that "Christians should 
believe their beliefs and doubt their doubts." A man 
once was asked to help select a team of workers to 
help during a city-wide evangelistic campaign. A num- 
ber of volunteers presented themselves, but he did not 
choose all of them. When asked why he had rejected 
certain individuals, he replied: 

"Those persons have no confidence in our under- 
taking. They do not believe that we shall succeed. 
We cannot afford to have the fearful and unbelieving 
with us when on such serious business for our Lord." 

Dr. Graham Scroggie once was asked why so many 
learned persons doubt that the Lord Jesus ever existed 
in the flesh while many poor and relatively unlearned 
persons are convinced of it. He replied: "The learned 
persons 'lean unto their own understanding,' while the 
others 'trust in the Lord with all their heart,' " Prov- 
erbs 3:5. 

It is that way with most improper but-ing. Today 
things look very dark and discouraging in the world 
around us. It is easy to look upon these ominous con- 
ditions and become disheartened, even doubtful. Many 
persons by their pessimistic remarks help make us 
feel low in spirit. "What can we do?" they ask. No 
one seems to have the answer, nationally or individual- 
ly. But the wise writer of Proverbs has given a mar- 
velous prescription which we shall be wise to heed: 
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not 
unto thine own understanding." 

This has no but in it. Applying the first portion 
will help keep us from "but-ing." And what a blessing 
that will be! 



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DUPLICATE ARTISTS 

(Continued from page 5) 

before. She wiped away a couple of 
tears and walked slowly to the 
door. Ellen never cried and she nev- 
er walked slowly. 

After the door closed I sat there 
and did some hard thinking. Had 
I really lost my ability to draw by 
being so cocksure about it? But 
even more important, had I lost 
my faith? I slipped to my knees 
in that old storeroom and begged 
for another opportunity to show 
that I was worthy. 

The next week or two I spent 
every evening in that building- 
working over those posters and 
reading books. It wasn't easy and 
there were times when I again 
asked for help on my knees. But 
the day came when I stacked the 
last drawing on the table. I called 
Ellen over, "Well, there they are, 
Mrs. Slave Driver," I said. "And 
you had better say they are good." 

"They are good," she said at last, 
after looking them over. "I'll take 
them around to the church and 
have them ready for Book Week." 

That night I almost slept the 
clock around I was so tired. But I 
got up feeling great and went over 
to clean up the storeroom. Scraps 
of cardboard and candy wrappers 
were everywhere. I chased a mouse 
behind a pile of old lumber where, 



neatly stacked, I found another set 
of drawings. Pulling them out I 
gazed with amazement at a group 
of posters illustrating the Book 
Week books, but they were not 
mine. They were good. In fact, I 
was convinced that in many re- 
spects they were better than mine. 

Who had been making himself 
at home in my retreat? A hot wave 
of anger went over me, but after 
I had cooled off a bit I began think- 
ing. Of course, it had to be Jerry. 
I remembered his curiosity as to 
what I was going to do and of his 
hanging around sometimes with a 
wistful look on his face. 

As I looked at those posters, I 
really wondered for the first time 
what Jerry's life must actually be 
like — a few friends who probably 
talked to him out of pity, not much 
recreation, and strictly limited 
physical activity. However, I had 
never heard him complain about 
his lot in life or rebel against the 
monotony of his days. 

Suddenly i knew 

what I wanted to do. I left the 
room half-cleaned and dashed out 
slamming the door. For the next 
two hours I was very busy. 

That evening Religious Book 
Week got under way and there was 
quite a crowd at church. After the 
service we were invited to walk 
through the departments and ex- 
amine the books and illustrative 



posters. 

I had noticed Ellen come in with 
her family and a strange man. 
They disappeared for a time, but 
when they came back toward the 
front door Jerry turned to me and 
said, "That 's Thurman Darnell, the 
artist. I've seen his picture in mag- 
azines." 

"What's he doing here?" I asked. 

"Just visiting, I believe," said 
Jerry. "Ellen's Uncle Ralph studied 
with him two years, and they are 
good friends." 

Ellen's family and Mr. Darnell 
had now reached the front door. 
Ellen didn't say anything but she 
gave me a puzzled look. I edged the 
other way because I knew what that 
look meant. 

Mr. Darnell was talking. "I'm 
really interested in your Book Week 
display," he said. "The books are 
good selections and the posters are 
well designed to draw attention to 
the contents. May I ask who did the 
posters? I think I should like to 
talk with that young person con- 
cerning an art scholarship." 

No one said a word for a long 
minute. Then I stepped out and 
took Jerry's arm. "Here's the young 
man," I said. "He drew all of the 
posters." 

Then I turned my back for I 
needed to say another prayer. I 
had placed Jerry's work out instead 
of mine, hoping to give him a lift, 



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and the gesture had cost me an 
art scholarship. Silently I said, "Thy 
will be done," and turned to Ellen 
to explain. 

"Now don't be angry," I began. 
"I was just trying to encourage 
Jerry a little. He doesn't have ev- 
erything we have in life, you know. 
And you must admit he did an ex- 
cellent job." 

"Well, it gave me a shock when 
I found the posters were not yours," 
she said. "But I'm glad in a way. 
No one can call you High Hat Harry 
now, because the title just won't 
fit." 

We went over to join the others 
and Jerry whispered. "Thanks, Har- 
ry. I'm glad you're not sore with 
me. I was just practicing and I 
didn't mean to take your place. 
Think of my being able to study 
in a real art school." 

"Sure," I said, swallowing a big 
lump in my throat, "Some day we'll 
all be saying, 'I knew him when.' " 

Jerry's smile let me know I had 
done the right thing. 

The next day I answered a knock 
on the door and there stood Mr. 
Darnell. "Why, come in, Sir," I 
stammered. "I'll see if Father is 
here." 

"My business is with you," he said 
smiling. "Young man, Ellen tackled 
me as I came out this morning. She 
had your pictures which you had 
so carefully hidden behind one of 
the pianos in the youth depart- 
ment. It seems, on examination of 
these drawings, that we have, not 
one, but two, budding young artists 
in our community. I talked with 
Ellen's Uncle Ralph this morning 
and told him the story. He insists 
that I arrange another scholarship 
for you at his expense. You are 
both talented young people, and 
I'm glad it turned out this way." 

I suppose I managed to blurt out 
a few words of thanks, I'm not at 
all sure. Anyway Jerry and I are 
going to art school together soon. 
Once the ice was broken everyone 
grew friendly with him and his life 
became a lot different. And as for 
me, I haven't heard High Hat Harry 
in months. You see I got back into 
the habit of asking advice from 
Him. I had learned that, as the 
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>^> ALVIN HAD NOT lost his mind. He had for 
t ' the first time come to his senses. "I was more 
V^-^ in the spiritual world than I was in the flesh. 
It would have been far better for me to have gone 
on to be with Christ, but what would my wife and 
small children have done without me? Too, I was 
anointed to preach the gospel, and my work which 
God had assigned me was not done," Calvin explained. 

While he was laying more claim to his citizenship 
in heaven than he was his citizenship on earth, some- 
thing happened. God returned his spirit to his fleshly 
body, and his body which had been sick unto death 
with pneumonia became perfectly well. 

"I am well," Calvin said to himself. Then he decided 
to prove to himself that he was well. Being alone, 
he got out of bed and walked a few steps. "Am I 
dreaming?" he asked himself. 

Going a little farther, he touched a chair, the foot 
of the bed and the piano. Convinced that he was 
not dreaming, he walked on. As he passed the open 
door he looked into the living room. On the mantel 
shelf he could see the clock which informed him that 
it was 2:02 P.M. "I was healed at two o'clock," he said 
out loud to himself. 

SITTING DOWN IN a chair, Calvin re- 
flected upon what had happened. "Somebody some- 
where prayed," he then said, being absolutely certain 
of it. 

"Get back into the bed," came our mother's voice 
ringing in Calvin's ears. 

"I am well," Calvin shouted back. 

"Wallace, come help me make Calvin get back into 
the bed. He must have lost his mind," Mother called 



to me. 

We entered the room. 

"I'll show you how it happened," Calvin promised. 
He got back into the bed. "Right here my spirit was 
more in heaven than it was in my mortal body. 
Somebody somewhere prayed and my spirit came back 
into my body." 

Here Calvin looked wonderingly at Mother, then at 
me. "I believed you or Wallace had prayed and brought 
the healing from God. I see now it was someone else. 
Our Saviour spans space, time and distance bring no 
handicap to Him," he said. 

Getting up from the bed, Calvin walked to a 
Chair. "I put my hands upon this chair to prove to 
myself that I was not dreaming," he explained. Then 
he touched the foot of the bed and the piano. "Touch- 
ing these made me know that I was not dreaming, 
but that I was healed. I looked at the clock and saw 
that it was two minutes after two o'clock. My healing 
came at two," he assured them. 

Mother brought him some food and I brought him 
some water. He ate and drank heartily. 

After about an hour some cars stopped near our 
yard gate. A group led by Dudley Harrison got out of 
the car and came into our house. When they saw 
Calvin up and well, they began to praise the Lord. 

"You were healed at exactly two o'clock!" Dudley 
shouted to Calvin. 

"Yes, and this group prayed my spirit back into my 
body. It was more in heaven than it was in my body. 
You were some eight miles away, but our Saviour 
spanned the space," Calvin told them. 

All of us sang praise to God, and offered our prayers 
of thanksgiving to Him. 



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STATISTICS 

(Continued from page 27) 

Fort Mill, South Carolina .... — 79 

Poplar Grove, Tennessee , 79 

Decatur, Alabama . 78 

Garden City, Alabama ._ — 78 

Melbourne, Florida 78 

Newport, Kentucky — . 78 

Grand Rapids, Michigan — .... 78 

Candler (No. 1), North Carolina 78 

Lake Worth, Florida 77 

Columbus, Indiana — 77 

Danville, Kentucky 77 

Prosser, Washington 77 

Adamsville, Alabama 76 

Bee Ridge, Florida 76 

Callahan, Florida .. 76 

Dudley Shoals, North Carolina 76 

Lebanon, Ohio 76 

Wagoner, Oklahoma 76 

Johnson City, Tennessee 76 

Brownfield, Texas .... 76 

Pulaski, Virginia .... ... . 76 

La Belle, Florida .... 75 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 75 

Maiden, North Carolina ... .... 75 

Pembroke, North Carolina 75 

Ashland, Ohio .. .... .... 75 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio 75 

Dayton (Hoover), Ohio .... 75 

Massillon, Ohio 75 

North Ridgeville, Ohio .... .... 75 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 75 

McMinnville, Tennessee .... 75 



SPIRITUAL RESULTS AMONG 
OUR YOUTH 

June 30, 1962 

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1,199 

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cility where the events can be car- 
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The Time: Date depends in part 
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GOD SENT JOE TO SCHOOL 

(Continued from page 6) 

said. "We just held revival services 
in our church. Seven were convert- 
ed!" His story brought tears to Joe's 
eyes. 

Ben had started by studying his 
Sunday School lessons thoroughly 
and joining in class discussion. 
When his teacher had belittled the 
supernatural, he quietly pointed out 
the other side of the picture. Then 
the young married couples of the 
church voted him in as their teach- 
er. His teaching and manner of life 
became a conversation piece. Later, 
he was elected to the official board. 
After a while he sounded them out 
on having revival services. He kept 
mentioning the subject until sev- 
eral months later they held special 
services. As Ben said, seven were 
converted. 

"Now, Joe," he said, "I've sug- 
gested to the rest of our officials 
that we increase our pastor's sal- 
ary so he can devote full time to 
the ministry. I told them that I 
have begun to tithe and suggested 
that it be taught regularly as the 
means God has ordained to support 
His Church. These matters will be 
taken up in our congregational 
business meeting next week." 

Ben's church now has a full-time 
pastor. It is growing. Ben and oth- 
ers are out doing visitation work. 
He and his family sparked revival 
in their little country church. 

As for Joe, he's glad God sent 
him to school. 



WHAT'S WRONG 

(Continued from page 11) 

I ought to, thought Dottie. Aft- 
er all, it will be the last time. 

"But I thought you were quitting 
this religious stuff," Johnny said 
when she suggested that they go 
to the revival. 

"I am, after tonight, but I had 
already told Lola Jean that I'd go 
before you asked me." 

"O.K., but don't let it happen 
again," he said cheerfully. 

DURING THE testimonies, 
the prayers, and the singing, Dot- 
tie wondered, What is he thinking? 
Does he think that this is all corny? 
Stop it, she told herself crossly. 



After all, this is the last time. Why 
do you care? But she couldn't get 
her mind off Johnny. He seems to 
be following the speaker, but I can't 
tell for sure. He could be thinking 
of something else. Why don't you 
listen yourself? 

"In Isaiah 59:2," the speaker was 
saying, "the Bible says: 'Your in- 
iquities have separated between you 
and your God, and your sins have 
hid his face from you, that he will 
not hear.' " 

Suddenly realizing that this de- 
scribed her plight, Dottie thought, 
That's what's wrong with me! I 
need to get back to God. I've been 
saved, but I have wandered away. 

The speaker was giving the in- 
vitation now, but all of it that Dot- 
tie heard was, "If there are any 
here who are saved but aren't right 
with God, come now, and get things 
settled." 

As the first words of "Just As I 
Am" were being softly sung, she 
started down the long aisle, not 
caring what Johnny thought. 

As she met Johnny after the serv- 
ice he said harshly, "What gives? 
I thought you were through with 
this stuff. Instead, you get 'saved' 
whatever that means." 

"No, Johnny," Dottie said quietly, 
"I wasn't saved tonight. I accepted 
the Lord about two years ago. To- 
night I got back to Him though. 
I'm afraid I can't give up this 
'stuff.' I want more than anything 
else to please the Lord now." 

"Let's go home," Johnny said an- 
grily. 

Monday morning Dottie's Bible 
was on top of her books as it had 
been before. Johnny didn't speak 
when they met in the halls. 

Lord, help me to control myself 
and be a real witness for You, she 
prayed silently. Give me strength 
to do Your will this day. 

The day wasn't easy. Everytime 
the members of Johnny's crowd saw 
her they giggled and whispered 
among themselves. Lola Jean and 
a few of the other Christians en- 
couraged her, but if she hadn't felt 
so close to the Lord, she would 
have been lonely that day. 

The first part of the next day 
wasn't too bad, but at lunch when 
she saw Johnny coming over to 
(Continued on page 24) 



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WHAT'S WRONG 

(Continued from page 22) 
where she was sitting, she thought, 
Oh, no! What does he want? 

Johnny awkwardly sat down be- 
side her. "Dottie," he said, "I just 
wanted to tell you, well, I know 
what you were talking about now. 
I mean, this morning in study hall 
I talked to one of the boys that I 
noticed at the revival. I had been 
thinking about what the preacher 
said Saturday night. He said that 
no one was complete or happy un- 
til he knew Jesus, and I knew that 
I wasn't really happy, but I wanted 
to be. 

"Jim told me how the Lord 
saved him and he said Jesus would 
save me if I asked Him to. I did, 
and now I'm a Christian, too. I 
know what you meant Saturday 
about wanting to please the Lord. 
May I go to church with you Sun- 
day?" 

"Sure, Johnny." Dottie was hap- 
pier than she had been in a long 
time. 



TEEN-AGE TALENTS 

(Continued from page 10) 
come great in their field without a 
talent. 
Reioard 

OUR REWARDS here 
on earth come in many different 
forms, the first of these is the re- 
ward of satisfaction. This is the 
greatest reward of them all. The 
satisfaction that comes from lead- 
ing others to Christ and the sat- 
isfaction that comes from witness- 
ing. Many times we inspire a per- 
son on to greater heights by the 
use of our talents in the service 
of God. As teen-age Christians, the 
world is watching the way in 
which we use our talents. They can 
see whether or not we use our tal- 
ents selfishly. We, the Christian 
American teen-agers must use our 
talents in the advancement of 
God's kingdom, for the night is soon 
coming when no man shall be able 
to work. 

Human praise is another reward 
we get here on earth. "We must 
praise to be praised" is a very true 
statement. Praise seems to come in 
many different ways — for example, 
through friendship, love, admira- 



tion and verbally as we so often 
think of it. We must praise people 
and try to inspire them on to do 
greater things for the Lord. When 
someone praises us, we should say 
that by the grace and help of the 
Lord we were able to do it. 

The material gain is the smallest 
of all the rewards we get on earth. 
How many singers, pianists, jani- 
tors and cooks get paid for using 
their talents for God. Although, 
you may never receive a nickel, you 
should try your very best to do 
your best for the Lord. 

Now we come to the greatest re- 
ward of all the rewards of the 
faithful talent user, which is heav- 
en; yet, greater is it to be able to 
see Jesus, the One who saved us by 
His grace. I picture heaven as a 
magnificent place, but if heaven 
were nothing more than a row of 
colored shanties, it would be worth 
a million times more than any- 
thing we could have here on this 
earth if Christ were there. 

But what about the one who 
didn't use his talents for God. It 
is a sad thing but there are those 
people and many of them claim to 
have God in their lives. How awful 
it will be when they find them- 
selves in hell, all because they neg- 
lected their duty. 

Let me challenge you as teen- 
agers to use your talents for God 
while yet there is time. 



LOYAL FRIENDS 

(Continued from page 9) 
simple remark made by Ed con- 
cerning John. The two fellows nev- 
er had a disagreement after that 
and both felt grateful to Lucy for 
her counsel and interest. 

Ed thanked Lucy too. "I've lear